The Weekly Photo – March 28, 2011

Late March in Alberta is a little tough for landscape photography. The melting snow is grungy looking — no more pristine winter scenes. Everything is muddy, brown and drab — no great colour. One minute it’s snowing, the next its raining, and the next its sunny and windy. In short, the March lion is a grumpy messy beast. So what’s a photographer to do? The easy answer is to throw on a telephoto lens and look around to extract intimate details highlighting pattern and texture. On gray, drab days I like to throw the camera into monochrome mode and work forests. Here is a one that worked well in the end despite the ‘bad light’ and the uninspiring landscape. Click on the photo to see a bigger version. This image looks fantastic as a large image printed on Bamboo Paper. Shot with my Rebel T2i and a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens

©Darwin Wiggett


9 Responses to “The Weekly Photo – March 28, 2011”

  1. Fantastic! That would look great as a huge print.

  2. I really like that, Darwin! Did you use one of the presets in Nik SilverEfexPro at all? Or was that straight from the camera with the mono setting? I was wondering how you got the ‘negative’ effect. I usually get it through Nik.

  3. Come’on Darwin it is foggy out there for the 6th day in a row… So much you can do with fog! I’m sure you went out to shoot it.

  4. You obviously haven’t seen the Mt Shark area in the last few days – the snow is beautiful! (And your tree shot is pretty stunning, too. =)

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