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Under Red Clouds

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 12 July 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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Another image from the same evening as the previous Martian landscape. I took this one a little bit later into the evening as the colours started turning to that deep red hue that appears in latter stages of a sunset. As you have probably gathered from my posts, I have really enjoyed that particular outing. Rarely do I get such great conditions lasting for most of the afternoon an evening. It allows time not only for photography but also just to enjoy the moment and being out there in nature.

This is a slightly different angle and perspective on Elephant Code compared to a previous photo that I posted from here. I liked the blue sky opening over the rocks as well as the "jaws" of red colours framing the rocks from top and bottom. I also included a little bit of the immediate foreground to kind of anchor the scene at my feet and give more context to the landscape. I found it more interesting than getting closer to the rocks with my wide angle lens and may be pointing the camera up more towards the sky.

If you look at this and the previously linked photo of this sunset at Elephant Cove, you can start to see why there was such intense colour when facing the other way, which is the direction of the scene in my last post. The colours were just so vibrant that my camera was just soaking them up to the maximum and I had to keep an eye out on the colour histogram to ensure that the highlights were not completely blown out, especially in the red channel. It is a mistake that I have made many times before and it still would be an easy one to make these days when one is caught up in the moment.

Being out there that day I really felt the beauty of nature in one of my favourite locations in Western Australia. It almost felt like the landscape was putting on special show to welcome me back after a long absence.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 21 mm

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Nature 2019 by Libouton Martine

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4/5 seconds
F/8.0
ISO 100
21 mm

western
australia
denmark
elephant
cove
sunset
landscape
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16-35mm