Canon 7D f2.8 Canon 16-35mm zoom II @16mm (EFL 25mm) ISO 1250 f5.6@ 1/180th – handheld
One of my favorite qualities of light as a landscape photographer is pictured in this shot. It involves shooting away from the rising or setting sun about halfway through civil twilight. Shooting away from the light means much less contrast which makes getting detail in most areas of your image much easier with one frame. And without needing the aid of a split neutral density filter. Colors are usually softer and less vivid which can lead to a more balanced image where other subjects (like the biker here who has stopped to take a photograph of the sunset) can have more visual weight because they are not being overwhelmed by the screaming color and contrast that is more typical of shooting straight into the area of the sky where the sun is about to rise or has just set.
Starting later tonight and throughout the weekend I will be posting a series of some of my favorite Instagram pictures from the last few weeks of iphone photography. You can follow my Instagram feed @themindfuleye.