For the longest time I have been wanting to do some landscape photography that I’ve had in my head, but for one reason or another, I was unable to do it. Recently my family and I were able to travel a little ways out of town for a family reunion and like any photographer, I brought as much gear as I could. As the sun started to set, I grabbed my wide angle lens, a tripod, and jumped on the ATV and took off out into the wilderness.
As we first arrived, I was taking note of a few locations that I thought would be interesting to shoot. I knew I had my wide angle lens with me, and I had yet to put it to use in some landscape photography, so I was taking special consideration when mentally bookmarking the locations I wanted to visit.
One location in particular was a spot they were digging for gravel. The weather couldn’t have been any better for this photograph. I made sure to use my tripod, as well as, using the HDR function on my Nikon D7100. I don’t use that feature often, but it came out well in this instance.
The ironic thing about this photo is that there are several clouds in the sky, but they are just above boundaries of this photograph. If I can keep producing landscape photography shots such as these, I may have to make an effort to visit more places!
As I went a little further down the road, I setup my tripod and snapped the road I was on, as well as, off the side of the road on both sides. Just the few photographs I took, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this wide angle lens was working. I think this will end up being my motivation to visit different areas and see what kind of landscape photography I can come up with.
The joyful thing about landscape photography is that you can really take your time (setting or rising sun permitting) and play around until you get something that feels good to you.
Check out the current photos in my landscape photography gallery here.