Photos with focus on small, unique parts, extracted from the overall scene
ISO64 | 185mm | f8 | 1/20s | 01/2021
A calm, cold and foggy morning. The dark spots around the tree immediately drew my attention when I passed by. Since I was in a rather artistic mood, I decided to go for just a simple and minimalist photo. The foggy conditions made it possible to create this photo without any distracting elements in the frame. I really like the dark spots on the ground. They sort of anchor the tree, making the photo more balanced. The same goes for the conversion to black and white.
ISO100 | 70mm | f5.6 | 1/10s | 11/2020
ISO64 | 70mm | f8 | 1/200s | 10/2019
ISO64 | 86mm | f8 | 1/30s | 03/2020
The answer to the question if this scene would be great in black and white was as clear as the cloudless blue sky. The early morning sunlight came from the right, giving me the opportunity to use a polarizer to darken the blue sky. I photographed this tree before and I really like the simplicity of the scene and the fact that there is one, and only one spot and one height to set up my tripod to take this photo without any distracting elements. Some day I hope to photograph this tree during a stormy day with dark clouds and maybe a rainbow as a bonus. 😎
ISO64 | 24mm | f11 | 1/1.3s | 12/2019
Lone pine tree
Although I tried to photograph this tree many times, I never managed to get it framed in a way that would please me. There was always a distracting element in the frame or the weather was uninspiring. This morning though the mist was very dense, eliminating any distracting objects in the background. Yeah! The result is a very simple and clean intimate landscape photo with which I am very satisfied. 🌲
ISO64 | 130mm | f4 | 1/640s | 10/2019
ISO50 | 160mm | f11 | 1/8s | 12/2018
ISO50 | 200mm | f9.5 | 1/45s | 03/2019
I passed by this tree several times and it seems as if it has been struck by lightning. At least it gave me the opportunity to take this photograph, although it was a bit of a hassle to position my tripod in the right position. At first the sun was too yellow and too bright, but after a while it turned beautifully orange, revealing its spherical shape.
ISO50 | 200mm | f11 | 1/10s | 02/2018
ISO200 | 35mm | f8 | 1/4s | 05/2018