At first I was not excited about this photograph but then I decided that there was more to it than the vibrant colors of the sunset reflection on the water. What attracted me were the contrasting colors and textures. From the rough and dark rocky section at the top to the colorful and semi-smoth section in the middle to the silky smooth water cascading over the edge at the bottom of the frame. The only thing missing is a central figure. A nice turtle swimming across or an interesting floating object would have been nice. That said, I do like the serenity of the photograph.
Textures play an important role in photography. I don’t photograph textures very often but they can be rewarding when done right. Most texture photography is done at the macro level but there are many texture opportunities in landscape photography. The flow of water, geological formations and cloud formations all provide great opportunities for texture photography. Give it a try sometime. You might find that you like it.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens set on 16 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 0.6 seconds and the ISO set at 100. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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