Thursday, April 14, 2016

Foothills Parkway Overlook

This image was taken from Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. Using my Bogen 3221 tripod with my 6x7 Pentax Camera with the morris locked up to prevent any camera shake I captured the morning fog that had settled in the valley below in Townsend Tennessee. I used a 60mm fixed lens with Fujjchrome 50 transparence film (yes film "old school"). Early morning is always a great time to shoot if you like good saturation and dynamic light that creates shadows that gives the image a more three-dimensional look. Many times people sleep late or eat a big breakfast before they go out to shoot. By the time they get out it is too late because the sun is higher in the sky causing the light to be flatter which produce low saturation and an overall average and boring photo. Getting to places at first light will improve your landscape 100%!

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