ISO100, 40mm, f/5, 1/160 sec

Cameron Park (CA), Disappearing Power Lines, Fog

ISO100, 40mm, f/5, 1/160 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Disappearing Power Lines, Fog

Do not adjust your screen or move your mobile phone around.  The composition is about as simple as it gets.  Fading lines on a grey canvas.  The lines are barely visible and that is the intent.

For this shot, the main consideration is to make sure the lines are focused, which is a tad bit more challenging than normal with the focus point on the very thin line.

Processing Notes: Even with such a simple composition with no color, there are considerations in post processing – namely the color tone of the grey.  The camera will attempt to achieve a middle grey tone and exposure meter will reflect as such, but the question is whether middle grey is actually the tone that should have been captured in-camera or will that need to be adjusted in post.  For this photograph the highlights, shadows, whites, AND blacks were adjusted up, effectively increasing the exposure, resulting in a whiter/brighter grey than was metered and captured.  As to why I did not just boost the exposure slider (1 adjustment slider) instead adjusting 4 sliders, I have more control on the photograph making minute adjustments than the overall exposure slider.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 40mm, f/5, 1/160 sec

Cameron Park (CA), Disappearing Power Lines, Fog.  Cameron Park, CA. January 14, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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