If you enjoy outdoor photography
There are lots of paintings by old masters
For you to study
How did they portray scenes
Similar to the ones that you capture?
Look at their work and learn
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Path in the Woods
Along Bull Run – Manassas National Battlefield Park
As Captured | 10X Multiple exposure
I did the multiple to show how it might look if painted
Tell a story with the path. What’s around the bend?
50-135 2.8 lens @ 65mm (102mm full frame); 1/13 sec; f/8
Tripod, Circular Polarizer
Almost zero p-p due to saturation from CP & wet leaves
Walked about a mile (1/2 up stream & 1/2 back)
Going upstream I used a 16-50 lens (24-75 35mm equiv)
Downstream, switched to a 50-135 (75-200 35mm equiv)
A good exercise in shooting the same subjects wide & telephoto
This image used the telephoto to eliminate distracting elements
Two more examples from the same walk -
And the masters – what might they do?
Sorry. I’m not a master, but there’s no way to exclude my images from WordPress’s gallery display option.
Two familiar names -
- Van Gogh – row 2, image 2
- Renoir – row 3, image 1
- Ivan Shishkin (4, 2) made dozens of forest paintings
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