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The process of a photo 2/3

By liveitshareit on 2013.06.05 In Equipment Trips Tutorials Uncategorized

One thing I forgot to mention in the previous part was that I usually tend to scout locations before I take with me all the equipment. At this location, I usually go to every spring and fall, so I knew exactly how the pictures were meant to look like in my mind. The actuall photos that ivé took during this trip will be uploaded in part 3 and later copied to this post (all the snapshots are taken with an Iphone 5).

After a drive of about twenty minutes away from where I live is a good resting place to park. The first places I want to visit is approximately 10 minutes from the trail where you can park, so there is no extreme hiking we’re talking about here. However you have the opportunity to be able to walk miles and miles of marked trails here so it really fit all types of people. I enclose a map of this particular area of the stage I usually hike for those who would like to go there for the first time.
jarle

 

Here I have selected a detailed map of locations after the river that I seem appropriate to shoot at. I hope they can indicate a roughly and that someone may have use of it.

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Now that you know where you are going, how the trail looks like and where it could potentially be good locations to shoot at, just head out there and start walking.

Location 4.

At this location, I chose to shoot horizontal. It has lots of interesting elements that you can get the picture. Everything from rocks that extends over the water to the plants that create interesting views.
To get the effect I want to achieve, I use the following settings and equipment.

Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II
50mm F4.5 ULD
Shutter speed: 4 Seconds
Aperture: F/32
ISO: 50 (Velvia 50)

Jarle1

I want the water to keep a little texture and not be totally soft at the end so this time fits well.

Tips:

– Always use a tripod for exposures longer than 1/25 second.
– To get the entire image sharp from foreground to the sky, always use aperture F/11 or higher.
– Wide angle is almost always preferred in this type of images.
– If the sun is very sharp and the middle of the day and you want to get soft water, use the ND filter.
– ALWAYS use the cable release for long exposures.

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Location 5.

Here, I will not write anything in detail about how I took the picture as it is similar to that location before very much in both view and format. To the right is often very rich plant and with a zigzag in the end. To the left is the cleaner with stones that you can get very good pictures with a wide angle properly.
If there is heavy waterflow this part with the rocks will be under water level.

Settings and equipment:

Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II
50mm F4.5 ULD
Shutter speed: 2 Seconds
Aperture: F/32
ISO: 50 (Velvia 50)

Jarle2

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Location 6

At this location, there is a rest area with shelters and fireplaces. There are also small streams that go into the forest. It is possible to get good pictures with much vegetation and clean water.  I will only cover the photo aspects of this place and show you how I intended to get the picture I wanted.
For this picture, it suited best to shoot vertically. Something that is really pleasing is that it is just turning the back of the camera to change perspective, but more on that later.
To get it clean and neat, I wanted the water to start at the bottom left and disappear after about 2/3 to the right. This allows the eye to “read” the image in a way that benefits the landscape best.

Settings and equipment:

Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II
50mm F4.5 ULD
Shutter speed: 2 Seconds
Aperture: F/32
ISO: 50 (Velvia 50)

Jarle4-c

 

Tips:

– If there is wind in this kind if enviorment the risk is high that the grass will be blurred at long exposures. Adjust with ISO and aperure.
– If there is alot of reflections in the water because of vegetation or sky use an polaroidfilter.
– Keep in mind what’s in the back of the picture. It is easily to get fixed at the forefront of the image.

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(View from the viewfinder, sorry for the quality)


I think this covers the different types of images that are available at this particular location. The pictures I took will end up in part three of this series and then attached here. I hope this post will attract more people to Järle because  it’s a great place that is not very far away from Örebro either.
If anyone would like to have more maps of the area or more detailed trails nearby, just post a comment and I will send it.

finish

See you next time in part 3.

/ Rickard Eriksson

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