April 15, 2010

Still digging into the archives, this landscape is my entry this week for the Alive for 365 project.

When I saw the shadow side of this hill, I noticed how the triangular dark shape divided the yellow grass from the blue sky.  By framing the edge of the hill to the very edge of the frame, I was able to reduce this landscape to basic geometric shapes.  I darkened the sky, by over-saturating it with a polarizing filter.  This also helped darken the winter-dried grass, which was side-lit by the sun. Saturating the colors like this helped simplify the image for more impact.

[ Pentax Super-A; Pentax-A 24-50mm f4  /  Fujichrome RDP 100 ]
[ Zululand, South Africa  /  circa '89  ]


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1 pasquier April 19, 2010 at 12:38 am

Ah, how nice to see some RDP again – and the use of a polarizer.
Life really has become much simpler – digitally speaking – that is.


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