Entering the Forest Alone

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    Daily Photo - Entering The Forest Alone
    It's not often I use a zoom lens to do landscape photography, since the conditions have to be just right (at least, for me). You do get this strange thing called "compression", which will be a new concept for people that come here not familiar with photography techniques. Maybe you have seen this in horror movies... You know, someone gets some shocking news, and then the camera does this strange thing where it pulls out and the background flexes while the actor remains still. Well, compression is kind like that, but not really. But it can bring things in the far distance "forward" to appear bigger than they really are, as is the case with the distant blue forest in this shot from Yellowstone.

    Believe it or not, I was so exhausted after I took this shot, I pulled over and slept for two hours in the backseat. There is nothing worse than waking up, groggy in the backseat of a strange car, and a tripod jamming you in the small of the back.

    szeke, robert.hamilton, and 156 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. mliebenberg 53 months ago | reply

      Very cool tones ... the zoom works great for this shot, flattening the landscape a bit!

    2. lucylla1 53 months ago | reply

      Bellissima!!!!!! Da urlooo!!!!!!!!!! Complimenti !!!!!!

    3. Jörgenshaus 53 months ago | reply

      I like the composition in this wonderful shot.

    4. Luciano Kuprešak 53 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot
      good work

    5. yves shrapnel 53 months ago | reply

      very well composed - i do like that subtle orton-effect as well

    6. PAL1970 53 months ago | reply

      Whoa, gorgeous and very pleasing image. Thanks for sharing!

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    7. rgallant_photography 53 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot. The forest looks foreboding.

    8. Alex Stoen 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture, creative and inspiring. Now that's what I like to see!
      Congratulations on the Explore.

      Have a great Hump Day!
      Hope to see you around My Photostream.

    9. Miguel Herrera 53 months ago | reply

      great shot!!!!
      Congrats on explore!!!
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    10. Ed Brydon 53 months ago | reply

      Trey, that's a lovely leading shot. I love the tones too, the blues and deep greens work well together. The shorter, stumpy tree creating an arc with the light on its tips on the left of the road/bridge creates interest too, and intrigues me.

    11. PhilippNB 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderful treatment.
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    12. Julien Ratel ( Júllí Jónsson ) 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fave Moi France (P1/ F3), Portrait Contest results!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      wow, a fantastic perspective mate!!

    13. jimgoldstein 53 months ago | reply

      Cool shot Trey. Congrats on having this featured in Explore.

    14. susan_r4 53 months ago | reply

      Love this shot Trey - so beautiful and natural!

    15. bhashasy 53 months ago | reply

      excellent colors

    16. Louise Lindsay 53 months ago | reply

      awesome shot- thanks for explaining- eagerly awaiting news of your printing process

    17. joshhikes 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called joshhikes' fantastic photographer friends, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. Edgar González 50 months ago | reply

      Colors and perspective, both so beautiful!

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