and probably should be made one. Looking forward to its completion :)
Thanks, Mockba. I think I'll just keep it as an album because much of it rehashes what Thephotohiker's excellent article already covers. This is just more personal to me (but I love to share my work in the hope that others can learn from it). --mark d.
Eh, on second thought with so much emphasis on text, I decided to make it an article. --mark d.
After spending 15 years in the desert, I've concluded that there's
such thing as having "too much light!" At an air temperature of
100 degrees (F), right now I am chasing the darkness.
And you're right, there's nothing like a slot canyon or starry
night! Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking article! -LARRY
Thanks, Larry, for taking the time to comment. :-) --mark d.
I really appreciate seeing the stories behind these great photos. Keep shooting - - and sharing them with us!
Thanks, Arthur, for the nice comment and the encouragement. :-) --mark d.
Article, Mark. It's always good to see what some consider to be the "mystery" of good photography revealed for what it really is - a bit of technical nohow and plenty of luck.
Yes, especially that luck. But, persistence does give serendipity a chance. Thanks for reading and for commenting! --mark d.
You take amazing pictures! It's obvious you know what the hell you doing.
Thanks for both compliments, Imontop! --mark d.
Thanks for posting I enjoyed the images and read. Cheers William
Thank you very much, William. --mark d.
Thanks for sharing :)
Light seems to be a great metaphor for truth eh?
"Light seems to be a great metaphor for truth eh?" Hmmm. I'm going to think about that one for a little while, Joe. Thanks! --mark d.
Thanks Joe, I am chasing the light in the darkness... Are you telling me that it says something about who I am.hmmmmmm......(www.cclaudephoto.com)
How did you get the sun to show up that big? Whenever I take sun pictures the sun always comes out looking really really small.
Northfacejmb--I assume you're talking about the picture "Sunset in Chisos Basin Window"--or at least that exemplifies your question. Use a telephoto. But, that's not actually the trick. The trick is to get far back from the nearer object (the trees in my example case), then use a telephoto to bring it back to the size you desire. Consider: What percentage farther back was I from the tree, which was a couple hundred yards away, as compared to the sun, which was about 93 million miles away? The tree got a lot smaller when I moved back, the sun hardly got smaller at all (what's a couple hundred yards when you're 93 million miles away?). Using the telephoto then made them both much larger.
If you want more explanation, you might look at my article "Cropping--The Kindest Cut" here on SP (the part about using cropping as a digital zoom). --mark d.
Thanks, c000146, I'm glad that you enjoyed it and that you commented! --mark d.
This put the comments my uncle made many years ago into perspective. I didn't fully grasp all he was telling me then, even though it seemed to be obvious...