A Shot A Day – 2018(LMM) (02/13/2018)

by | Feb 13, 2018 | A Shot A Day 2018, A Shot A Day 2018 (LMM), Daily Blogs |

Worth The Trek

Was a cold, rainy day in the fall, when we braved a rocky off-road trail into the backwoods near Marble, CO. The Crystal River Mill should be on everyone’s bucket list.

A Shot A Day - 2018(LMM) (044A of 365)-(13-02)

A Shot A Day – 2018(LMM) (044A of 365)-(13-02)


Canon 5D MarkIV


Tamron SP 15-35mm f/2.8 DI VC USD A012


Really Right Stuff L-Bracket,
Really Right Stuff Series 3 Tripod


ISO 50, 1/10 (0.0) @ f/8.0 – 15mm

Technique And Composition:

Beyond the challenge of getting to the scene, the image was a little complex as well. It was pouring rain, but if you have read any of our blogs, you know we love that.

The scene cried out for depth of field, so it is a focus stacked composite, thus the aperture setting you are seing above.

Additionally dynamic range was an issue, so each of the shots, in the focus stack, are done as HDRs.

The composition involved framing between the trees, making sure that the scene was divided nicely into thirds, and that the river made a nice diagonal line for the viewer’s eye to follow.

These are the kinds of challenging shots and techniques that we love to cover at our Soft Lite Studios destination workshops.

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