The Sun Will Come Out by grizzlysghost

The Sun Will Come Out

Tomorrow.

onderful shot Aaron. Nice to start seeing some lovely spring shots at last.
March 4th, 2013  
I kinda missed your landscape shots, so I'm glad you just posted one:)
March 4th, 2013  
Well, at least you had blue skies today... Unlike some of us. :P Beautiful shot, I especially like the different V-shapes in it.
March 4th, 2013  
great shot, its almost two photos in one if you were to crop just over half way up
March 4th, 2013  
Wonderful image, incredible beauty, everything pointing to the horizon. Awesome.
March 4th, 2013  
Blue skies at last, The clouds are quite dramatic
March 4th, 2013  
Beautiful shot but now I've got that horrible song from 'Annie' stuck in my head. :{
March 4th, 2013  
Beautiful shot!!
March 4th, 2013  
Ah, you're back. Yay!
March 4th, 2013  
Some lovely reflective blue sky, beeeautiful as always.
March 4th, 2013  
Gorgeous!
March 4th, 2013  
Stunning....FAV!!!
March 4th, 2013  
Really beautiful. Love the clarity of the rocks and those beautiful snowy mountains in the background. It's funny that where I am I'm surrounded by high mountains but there are no lakes (that aren't frozen) to take photos like this.
March 4th, 2013  
Stunning shot Aaron and a fav.
March 4th, 2013  
I love your pictures.....they are so inspiring.
March 4th, 2013  
Great title, Aaron!
March 4th, 2013  
Nice shot...and well done for getting the clear water in the FG. Polariser?? Good stuff :)
March 4th, 2013  
This is much nicer than a professional one I saw recently very like this scene!
March 4th, 2013  
@stevecameras Thanks Steve! No polarizer, just a very steep wide angle.
March 4th, 2013  
@maggiemae Haha, thanks MaggieMae, I do try :)
March 4th, 2013  
Amazing reflections
March 4th, 2013  
Absolutely beautiful! Fav
March 4th, 2013  
So beautiful. Fav.
March 4th, 2013  
pretty pretty pretty! :)
March 4th, 2013  
Great expanse. Love the cloud cover over the mountains xx
March 4th, 2013  
Gorgeous!
March 4th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Really...good work!!! :)
March 4th, 2013  
Stunning. Fav
March 5th, 2013  
Gorgeous reflections
March 5th, 2013  
so amazing.
March 5th, 2013  
Don't know where you've been but I know I've missed your clear blue skies..... welcome back!
March 5th, 2013  
Very nice shot Aaron.
March 6th, 2013  
Nice to see the water opening up again...the colours of the rocks are wonderful! Beautiful perspective Aaron.
March 10th, 2013  
Can I annoy you with a few questions about landscape photography? First, how do you decide what aperture to use? Does it depend on what lens you're using or is it more about what result you're trying to achieve?
March 15th, 2013  
@lisabell Good morning! When shooting large landscapes, aperture doesn't usually factor in very much because I am usually shooting at infinity or close to it. I use the dof scale (every lens should have one) to determine special circumstances (mainly when there is something in the foreground I want in focus). Here's a scenario; you want to take a landscape with some flowers in the foreground and mountains in the background. Looking at the scale on the lens I currently have in front of me, the closest I can focus on the flower and still have both the flower and mountains in focus is six feet; and that's at f/22 so it had better be very bright outside because my ideal ISO is 100 and shutter speed is 1/125 to 1/500. If my ISO or shutter speed are unacceptable, that's when I have to start opening the aperture, knowing I will be sacrificing dof when I do so. So, at six feet and f/22, everything between three feet and infinity are in focus. But according to the scale on my lens, when I change to f/16, my dof narrows to everything between 3.5 feet and 17 feet (far shorter than infinity). Changing the aperture to f/8 narrows it to between 4 feet and 10 feet; no way the mountains will be in focus now. But this setting is ideal for me because at f/8, I can keep my ISO at 100 and my shutter speed is acceptable. Luckily, I have room to back up. So, I back up to 15 feet and focus on the flower. Now everything between 8 feet and infinity are in focus, ISO is good, shutter speed is good, and I have my shot. Again, having something fairly close in the foreground is the only thing that might make your landscape a challenge. If you are focusing at infinity it's much easier. For instance, on the lens I have in front of me. I can focus to infinity and the scale shows me that at f/22, everything between 6 feet and infinity are in focus. When I open the aperture all of the way to f/2, everything between 20 feet and infinity are still in focus. So in that case, no matter what my aperture, everything I want to be in focus will be. So I guess in answer to your question, it depends both on the lens and the effect, but if you shoot your landscapes mostly at infinity, aperture isn't much of a player except to use as a tool to balance your ISO and shutter speed. I probably made this more complicated than it should be... to be honest I don't pay much attention to it any more. I set my ISO and tinker with the aperture until I have the desired shutter speed and shoot; easy peasy! :)
March 15th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Thanks for the detailed reply! I've read conflicting information so this is immensely helpful. I do a lot of close up photography, but haven't done a lot of landscape yet. I don't want to come home from vacation with regrets! I hope you don't mind me annoying you with questions. I've copied and pasted this information if you want to delete it from your photo. I'm sure I'll be asking you other the questions. If you'd rather I didn't, please feel free to say so. Mind you, it might not stop me from asking. I have to admit that I didn't know you meant by infinity but a quick google search answered that question. I understand how I can shoot to infinity now, but what about beyond? ;)
March 15th, 2013  
@lisabell Haha, that is Buzz Lightyear's area of expertise :) Ask away!
March 15th, 2013  
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