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Country Road and Color

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 27 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This is just one of those simple images that is all about the light and color and not any specific subject matter. When I was first scouting this location with my firend, Mike Hall, we were looking for a spot to shoot a moonrise at sunset. The sun was too high in the sky and the foliage looked average at best - nothing caught my eye. As the sun lowered near the horizon about 50 minutes later, the warm light and low angle brought out all the hidden color in the foliage. The dirt road simply serves as a line to lead the eye through the frame. This image proves the old saying that "photography is really all about the quality of light!" My 2009 workshops are filling rapidly. If you would like to signup, please visit my website at and click on the Workshop tab.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/4 second F/16.0 ISO 200 100 mm

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