04-06-17 Dawn's Early Light

By Scott Shephard

I've said it before but I'll say it again: "photography" literally means "writing with light." Thus, photography is all about light. Good photography is about finding good light. Somebody else will have to say whether this is a worthy photo or not but at least I captured it in exactly the light I was looking for.

In the case of these aspen trees, I knew that I would have about 2 minutes to to photograph them at the instant that the sun peeked through two mountain peaks. And so I waited patiently and I ended up with a few frames to work with.

Why did I turn it to black and white? I didn't want color to distract from the lines and textures present in these trees. What little Ansel Adams there is in my photography shows up best in black and white. :-)

Phantom 4 Pro FC6310 1/240s f/8.0 ISO100 8.8mm (35mm eq:24mm) (5 frame HDR)

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