Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Assignments: March 2014
The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com
We've run more than 160 Assignments at outdoorphotographer.com. Of those, the winning images of three of the most popular Assignments are featured in this issue. Congratulations to Patricia Davidson, Andreas Hinzer and David Hammond.
—Christopher Robinson, Editor
Photographer: Andreas Hinzer
Location: Swedish Lapland
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM
During the middle of November, 2013, I was in the mountains between Norway and Sweden "hunting" moose with my camera. We already had a lot of snow, and it was around -20º Celsius. I made some great shots in the national park. On the way home, I passed this little river with the sunset in the background. There was no question to make a stop, enjoy the light, and enjoy the total silence only interrupted by the "click" of the camera. In total, I captured 10 moose images and this picture—it was a good day. The only postprocessing I did was in Lightroom 5.
Photographer: Patricia Davidson
Location: Bandon, Oregon
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM, B+W circular polarizer filter, Induro CT213 carbon-fiber tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-40 ballhead and L plate
On Thanksgiving weekend, a couple of photographer friends were visiting, so we met up to shoot together. I was anxious to try out my new Canon 16-35mm lens on the beach. I had rented it a few times this past summer and really liked it, so I decided to buy one. Since there was a minus tide, I was hoping to capture some nice reflecting pools near Face Rock. I've shot this position many times in different lighting and tide conditions, so I knew the potential it had. In this shot, I loved how the sunstar was bouncing off the water in the reflection.
I often go to Bandon for photography because I live only about 25 miles away in Coos Bay. Bandon always has so much potential with compositions because of the amazing sea stacks, no matter what kind of weather or tide conditions. I never get tired of going out there when I need to stay close to home.
I use Lightroom 5 to organize and edit my photos. I do basic edits in Lightroom and, if needed, will open in Photoshop. I bracketed this shot and took multiple exposures, but I didn't need to use them. I was able to use the Shadows slider in Lightroom to bring out the details in the foreground rocks in the sand. I did take it into Photoshop to remove some distracting footprints in the sand. I also used Imagenomic Noiseware software to remove a little noise due to opening up the shadows.
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