Tim’s Daily Photo #45 – Sentinel

The Daily Photo #45- February 14th, 2016

By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com

Sentinel

Nikon D810, Nikon 24­70mm f/2.8 | ISO800 ­ 1/2500 @ f/2.8 ­ 70mm
Nikon D810, Nikon 24­70mm f/2.8 | ISO800 ­ 1/2500 @ f/2.8 ­ 70mm

I suppose the normal person doesn’t like wet, foggy, cold walks in  the morning, but I (definitely not being considered normal) love the muted tonal ranges that present themselves and the stark compositions that become apparent.

ISO 800 ­ 1/2500 @ f/2.8 – 70mm

Gear used:

As I considered the possibilities for this image, I noticed the band of white grasses located just forward of the lone tree in the scene. To me, it seemed as if that band of vegetation made a much better dividing line in the composition, than the tree itself did. I elected for a very short depth of field, shooting at a wide open f/2.8 and focused a little forward of the tree, letting the far focus limit, of the depth of field, include the tree.

TJ Hansen

Photographer at MPEX.com

2 thoughts on “Tim’s Daily Photo #45 – Sentinel

  1. We really like your photo. We have recently purchased a Nikon D3300 and it is first ‘proper’ camera we have used. If you could please have a look at our photos and offer some advice on how to get great shots then we would really appreciate it! Our post with our first pictures is https://thiscouplewent.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/taking-our-new-nikon-d3300-for-a-walk-in-the-woods/ . We have been looking through blogs for what we feel are clearly talented photographers, if you could help then that would be great!

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  2. Hey guys!
    You look like you are doing great so far! Take a class to learn the basics and get familiar with setting exposure, but nyou two are off to a great start! If you follow our blog you will definitely get some useful info, too! Most importantly, Have FUUUN!

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