Capturing Nature

St Francis River at Silver Mines Missouri

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – Your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”

Annie Leibovitz

Lighting is an integral part of a photograph. In a studio setting a photographer has many tools he can use to manipulate the lighting. When capturing a landscape photo, a photographer doesn’t have the luxury of controlling the light. He/she is pretty much at the mercy of Mother Nature. The only option really at his or her disposal is to use the time of day when the sun is at different locations and casting a different light on the subject matter. They have to figure out when the sun will work to their advantage. On a cloudy day the photographer can use cloud cover to change the lighting. It is a complicated guessing game.

I absolutely love this quote.

St Francis River located in Silver Mines Recreation Area
Original Photograph
Same area zoom changed and edited in Dark Room Classic.

Adobe has some great apps that can be used to change the lighting in a photograph.

8 thoughts on “Capturing Nature

  1. Lighting is definitely the key Wayne. I love lower lighting and slower speeds for color and definition. Landscape is the hardest for me I think.
    I need a tripod as I have too much shake in the hands.
    Nice pictures. Love those rocks.

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  2. This is a great post. I love how you’ve enhanced the photo as the sky is so much bluer and the photo has more depth of color, wonderful! Someday when I’m not so busy I will have to check out Adobe! 🤩

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