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Monday, March 11, 2013

Contender Mark Roberts


American Landscape contest Contender Mark Roberts talks about his "rule of thirds" mix of water, trees and mountains

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Photographer: Mark Roberts

Location: I took this picture in Yosemite Valley CA

When did you take this photograph? October 11th 2011 at 7:13 am

Equipment:
I used a Nikon D3100 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 with a tripod and polarize filter.

Describe how you got this photo.
When I go somewhere to photograph I usually scout out the area and find places that I think will be good shots for either evening or early morning shots. I use my GPS device and mark that area for sometime in the future, as I did for this Morning Mist photo.

Did you use any special techniques?
3 sec exposure f-22 ISO-100 Exposure bias minus1 I used the self-timer since I forgot my cable release. Developed it in Lightroom3. I used the tone curves and the sharpening tool. No cropping.

Why is this scene of American Landscape special to you?
I love this picture because of the mist in the background fields and the beautiful waterfall in the background. I think this is a good example of the rule of thirds, with the water and the reflections of the trees, the grassy fields with the mist and the mountains above.

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