My Thought Process for These Landscape Shots

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to a photo excursion with a great group of photographers and a great mentor. We went to a place called Sky Mountain Lodge. In this post, I’ll show you some landscape photography I took at the place and my thought process.

This first photo I’ll show you is one of my favorites landscape photos I took there. I walked to a lake near the lodge, the sun coming down and chilly wind, to my left I saw a big field. I stopped to look at it and see any interesting angles on it. I saw some mountains in the background and many trees. As I continued walking, I saw that it curved, so I decided to get my camera and try to find an angle that would show the lines curving and leading to the forest. That’s when I took this shot.

 

Carlos Bolivar-Fine Art-Landscape-Sky Mountain Lodge

For all of these shots, I was using a wide-angle lens and a Sony A7III. Behind the field I took photos of, there was this building which is part of the lodge. I made sure to get down and take a low angle shot including the clouds in the sky that looked so good.

Carlos Bolivar-Fine Art-Landscape-Sky Mountain Lodge

After a few minutes walk, I arrived at the frozen mini-lake and used bracketing to take photos and make sure I was getting a good exposure of all the highlights, medium tones and shadows to then blend them in Adobe Lightroom and get these shots.

Carlos Bolivar-Fine Art-Landscape-Sky Mountain Lodge

Carlos Bolivar-Fine Art-Landscape-Sky Mountain Lodge

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