Here is a little tip that I often forget; digital cameras capture some amazingly rich colors in dark light. This photo for example was taken at least 15 minutes before sunrise – it was a 20 second exposure at f/11. The images I captured of this scene with the first warm light of day hitting the hillside are nice and colorful, but look very different, and not nearly as rich as this image captured in very dark conditions. By the way, I didn’t add any saturation with Photoshop.
The Fall images I have been posting this week were all captured by driving down relatively quite little dirt roads, some after a bit of walking around. This is where I prefer spending time and photographing. This photo on the other hand was actually captured from a large, popular pullout along a busy highway. I said all along I wasn’t going to stop here, but it is just to nice to pass up, so yesterday morning I joined the crowds at this spot.
The other photographers gathered around here waited another 15 minutes before firing up their cameras, and probably thought I was a bit off shooting away in the dark like I was. Well, I am a bit off, but this time it might have paid off.
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