There are Always Two Shots to Take!

One thing many folks forget in the excitement of capturing a nice image is that there are always two shots to take; the horizontal and the vertical. It’s amazing how few amateurs remember this simple rule in landscape photography and return home with only half the really great shots they could have.

Have a great weekend!

Frio River Crossing

Frio River Crossing in Concan, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/10th of a second using a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer and a 4-stop, graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 using Nik Software’s Viveza filter. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Frio River in Concan, Texas

Frio River Crossing in Concan, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/15th of a second using a Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer and a 4-stop, graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 using Nik Software’s Viveza filter. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “There are Always Two Shots to Take!

  1. Jeff,

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog… Very well done. This shot of the Frio River is beautiful. The detail and depth of field are great. I like the portrait version best. Keep up the great work!

    Adam

  2. Interesting, Jeff. I sometimes go horizontal and sometimes vertical but rarely do I do both. I’ll have to salt that tidbit away for future reference.

  3. At first, I liked the landscape version but then I started looking at the portrait and now…well, they are both excellent.
    The Singh-Ray brings something out in these that makes them almost hypnotic.

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