Yesterday was all landscapes and open driving. There wasn’t much variety to shoot so I pretty much had to stick to simple landscapes. Instead of editing with VSCOFilm this time, I decided to keep them natural-looking. Some of them are even straight out of camera. I’m consistently impressed by the tones of this camera. That’s my favorite part about it. And yes, I even like the tones better than my Canon 5D Mark II. The highlights don’t blow out as much and the shadows seem to keep more detail. Overall, very nice files.
(I also shot some HDR images yesterday. GASP!!! Yes, I said the dirty word. When you’re in a car all day, you’ll attempt anything, including HDR. I’ve seen a few people do HDR images that don’t look like HDR at all. So my curiosity has been peaked for a while. I haven’t had time to edit those yet so I’ll have to post soon. For now, here are some natural landscapes…)
Whoa... those caps were competely unintentional. I had my cap lock on but didn't know it as the comment input window only displays caps.... Sorry about that.
i LOVE THE FIRST ONE TOO. i FEEL LIKE i AM IN THE PICTURE. pARTLY BECAUSE OF THE GREAT EXPOSURE, BUT ALSO THE FARMING. bY CLOSING OFF THE TOP LEFT AND TOP RIGHT CORNERS WITH CLOUDS, YOU MAKE FEEL I'M SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO PLANES - EARTH AND CLOUD. vERY COOL.
Also - did you find yourself using the graduated window tint from the front window as a graduated ND? I use the from time to time with great effect.
HDR isn't a dirty word. Horrific abominations of terrible tone-mapping is the root of the issue. Great shots!
That's ridiculous. That's absolutely ridiculous. In my mind, that was, without a doubt, either an HDR, or it was shot with some kind of graduated filter. Really impressed. Details and gear aside, that's really a great shot. Thanks for blessing my eyes :)
I should probably ask this here, but is the third picture from El Paso? I grew up there. i love photos of the southwest...so beautiful.