This is a long caption so if you want to know how I captured this read on below:
If you followed my stories yesterday this scene may be familiar to you. I’ll try explain my thought process behind this image along with some technical jargon!
Firstly the reason I liked this shot was the perspective I had of it, it may not be clear in the photo but I was standing on quite a high bank and this gave a unique and different perspective of the landscape. Next was the fast flowing river, curves are always appealing in an image and the way this meandered through the landscape helped draw the viewer into the shot. Finally this was an hour after sunrise so the light was still soft and it was streaming across the land in the final third of the image so in each part of this shot there was an interesting aspect or element which helped tie the whole composition together.
In order to capture this shot, I had to hold the camera quite high above my head. The reason for this was to capture the whole bend of the river and not have the left bank cutting off any part of it. I would not have been able to do this without the fantastic IBIS in my Olympus EM1 Mark II. Using the auto bracketing feature I fired off 3 frames at 2 stop intervals. The frame taken for water and foreground was shot handheld at half a second shutter speed. I then blended the three exposures using luminosity masks in photoshop. Really enjoyed shooting and creating this shot. If you missed the stories I have them highlighted on my profile under ‘Wild Ireland’. If you have gotten this far, kudos! .
@olympusuk EM1 Mark II
Mzuiko 7-14 F2.8
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