Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Contender David W. Fischer
2014 American Landscape Contender David W. Fischer’s location and time planning coincided with pleasant autumn weather in Yosemite
Location: Yosemite National Park, CA
When did you take the photograph? September, 2012
Equipment: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, Velbon tripod, polarizing filter
The story behind the shot:
I had never been to Yosemite in the fall so I planned a ten day visit in late September and early October. The weather turned out great. I had been photographing around the park for several days when, on this particular evening I decided to concentrate on scenes along the river. It was about an hour before sunset when I stopped at this spot. I was immediately struck by the impact of the colors, water reflections, light quality, and overall composition when viewed from the river's edge.
Did you use any special techniques in-camera or in post-processing?
No special in-camera techniques were used. Post-processing was done using Photoshop and Lightroom software.
Why is this scene of the American Landscape special to you?
It's special to me because I spent a lot of time in planning the details of my visit to Yosemite and I was very pleased with the outcome. There were certain spots where I planned to take photos at specific times of day and many of them turned out very well. Those pleasant memories return every time I look at the photos, especially this particular one.
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