In this episode, I let you come with me discover a Scottish castle and…hunt for the perfect angle to capture it.
After repeating for the past three years that photography in the digital era still requires being properly developed, I have come to realise that too many people spend way too much time in front of a computer working on an image with a view to obtaining an amazing, compelling photograph. The development is a crucial phase in photography however what is even more important is the preproduction phase where one studies the potential of location, the best time of the day & year to make the shot based on what the outcome photograph is hoped to be like.
Here we have a series of video clips, where I scouted the lands with a view to discovering the perfect angle to capture an unexpected castle. At the end of the video, I walk you through the development of the resulting photograph.
Here are two photos which illustrate how poor the first locations I found
Here are 4 of the 42 captured photographs of that castle
All photos were shot with my Canon 5DIII + 24-105 lens at 35mm, f11, ISO11, 1/15sec. I have also used a combination of multiple Lee ND graduated filters and a Lee circular polariser.
Here is the final photograph. It differs slightly from the development result I shown in the video
Here is a bonus photograph capture in the gorge
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