Spring Flowers

Last week’s Texas Landscape Safari was incredible. It’s been years since the Hill Country  put on a wildflower show this full of color and variety and we all had a great time photographing this feast for the eyes.

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers – Llano, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/4.5 for 1/2000th of a second at ISO 200 using a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Of course I was hard at work during the workshop. How could you even ask?

Hard at Work

Hard at Work – Llano, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Glenn Barlow Photography
Shot taken with a Nikon D300s at 200mm, f/4 for 1/200th of a second at ISO 200.

Landscape Photography – A Sense of Scale

Have you ever photographed a deep forest, a huge lake or an enormous mountain range and when you looked at your images later they just didn’t seem as “big” as you remember? This happens a lot in landscape photography since the camera itself has no way to record a sense of scale. Its up to you as the photographer to create this sense of scale, which is why many professionals prefer to shoot landscape and travel images that include people.

Take the image below for example. This field of wildflowers covered several acres of land and stretched almost as far as the eye could see. Without the people in the image, the sense of scale would have been lost.

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 22mm, f/9.5 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 on Sandisk Extreme III digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop Elements using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.