Deconstructing a Photograph is a new blog series on this Riding The Edge Photography website. In this series, I will be breaking down how the image was made, information like what camera gear used, the camera settings and why I think this photograph works. Check back for more installments and if you find this content interesting then let me know so I can get some feedback to what people find useful.
In this first installment of Deconstructing a Photograph we're looking at an image made during some high winds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. I think the strong panorama crop works well to show whats most important to this image, the power of the wind. I like how the poles are partially visible through the dust, being picked up by the wind, giving the sense of how powerful the wind can be, its nature verses man. The pastel color pallet seems to also work well in conveying the hot, dry summer climate in the Willamette Valley. The depth of field is fairly shallow in this image, which helps move the eye past the slightly soft grass in the foreground to the most important sharp middle third of the frame and the use of three power poles helps to make a strong composition.
Camera - Nikon D4s
Lens - Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 AF-S @ 200mm
Shutter Priority, 1/500 second, ISO 100, @ f/6.3
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