Get to the shot. Week Four. Lac Sinclair
Get to the shot. Week three. Lac Sinclair
The photos I have in my first post on “painting with light” are not really that good. Well, to be honest, the ones I’ll be posting this week is not exactly amazing either, but there is a significant improvement. I have however gotten “amazing” comments for them on Trover.
This time my painting subject was mostly around Lac Sinclair. Not even 200m from where I live. With the recent snow (it took long enough to get here) the landscape also look much better. A bit more like a winter wonderland.
The first shot I tried was just a tree. But with the snow on the branches and a slightly different approach, I was hoping for a cool shot. The different approach I had in mind … use a much larger aperture, approx. f/5 instead of f/11. This way I would not have to paint so much and hopefully the town lights in the background will light up the sky.
Next I moved over to the ruins next to the lake. This time I tried to light the scene from one area in order to get more directional shadow. With a wide open aperture (f/2), and the town lights in the background, it seem to work rather well.
A week or so later, I went back to try and improve my shots with better competition and lighting the scene from a small area to get the long shadows. There was still snow on the ground, but none in the trees anymore. So the winter wonderland look melted away.
My favourite shots then? They came from my first try when there was still snow on the trees. I like the second one of the ruin, but the one below is my favourite. The scenery just looks much better, and there is more light and colours.
Good thing Lac Sinclair is so close to home. With the next snow I will definitely go back to try and improve on these shots. Do you have a different favourite? Let me know which one and why.
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