Sunset Through the Trees

I am starting to realize that a lot of planning goes into a landscape shot. There’s a ton of stuff that happens before the shutter closes that must be accounted for in order to capture the best possible shot. I owe a lot of this new found knowledge to Anne McKinnell who wrote an excellent eBook titled Before the Shutter which I highly recommend to anyone looking for some guidance in planning where, when and how to get the best landscape shot possible.

Daily Photo – Sunset Through the Trees

Sunset Through the Trees

I get so caught up shooting a scene that I’ll often forget to experiment with different lenses, f-stops, or even different focal points. However, when I went to Lookout Rock, I arrived an hour before sunset and spent the time walking around and looking for different vantage points.

Basically, I planned my shoot.

The result was that I not only was able to capture an amazing 36 exposure HDR Panoramic Photo, but I was also able to pull out my telephoto and get some interesting compositions of the trees against the sunset.

I owe this shoot entirely too what I read in Anne’s book, so again, if you’re also having trouble planning your shoots, or if you want a bit of inspiration on what to do when you get to a location check out Anne McKinnell’s new eBook Before the Shutter. It’s well written, and beautifully illustrated with her own photography and best of all – IT’S FREE!

6 Responses to “Sunset Through the Trees”

  1. Thanks for posting the link to Anne’s eBooks. I’m downloading both of them. That’s one awesome shot you took!

  2. Before the Shutter is a terrific ebook. Terrific shot.

  3. Wow, this is super adorable!
    I saw your last post on photostry dot com and I was interested in the title so I checked it. It was indeed wonderful!
    I was almost speechless when I saw this.

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