Thursday, June 13, 2019

Poppies in Alpine

 Poppy Field in Alpine

NOTES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.  Learn to be flexible!  Expectations can change when you are 'in the field', (in this case, literally)!  I left early to capture soft morning light, but by the time I found this location the sun was above the mountain and the light was harsh.  Plus, there were already photographers, painters, hikers and bikers roaming around this small area.  I was not going to leave without a few shots, so I opted to shoot into the sun to back light the poppies and create an interesting sunflare.  I had to take my shots in between people walking into the scene and in front of my camera!

Kayenta Spring

Ivins, Utah

I took this just a few minutes before 9:00 pm.  Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE living in Utah, I LOVE spring in the desert, and I LOVE daylight savings time!!!  (It is about 5 minutes away from home.)

Gunlock Reservoir - Spring 2019

Gunlock Reservoir

Color is critical in landscape and nature photography if your goal is to capture what you really see.  One of many ways to make your photos more interesting with color in mind, is to find scenes that attract attention because they are "color coordinated".  In other words, find compositions that have similar color shades and tones in different elements and positions in the frame.

Salt Lake Temple - The Blue Hour

Salt Lake Temple - The Blue Hour
This photo of the Salt Lake Temple was taken during what is known as the 'blue hour', or twilight, occurring just before sunrise (or after sunset). The dots in the water reflections are coins.)