Photo of the Week — “4 Trees in the Light”

4 stunted spruce trees along the granite tors trail in Alaska

4 Trees in the Light” – Photo of the week ending January 31, 2015

The light was excellent in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills behind us. We were walking through beautiful taiga for a while, but to me something seemed to stand out about these small black spruce. If you haven’t already realized, I absolutely love these boreal forests. The 4 trees in the foreground really stood out, simultaneously being the subject of and framing the scene. You see through them to the rest of the open taiga forest all the way up the hills in the background. Simple and expansive. Just like Alaska.


Technical notes

 

The shutter speed listed below may not have been the true shutter speed. A new development with my camera is that the shutter has begun to “stick” when the camera is subject to very cold temperatures for long periods of time. As the day went on I had to use a -4 stop ev compensation to prevent overexposing.

Nikon D7000
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Lens for Nikon
Focal Length:  17 mm
ISO:           200
Aperture:      f/9
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec

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