Week Three Feature - Back and Blue

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This set of images came from a simple idea of combining landscapes with a faceless subject. (she has a face in real life, and it's pretty) Sometimes landscape photos alone don't grab you the way they do when you stand on a mountain and see them for yourself. These shots are more about taking a step back and viewing the moments spent by a subject enjoying a landscape. Including this character in a landscape gives a very real connection for the viewer to enjoy the landscape.

This specific image is at Hidden Lake in Montana. The trails to the lake were blocked off due to grizzly sightings. But nothing ventured, nothing gained. So we went around the warning tape enjoyed a few waterfall showers to cool off and begin capturing a few shots. This image in particular is 57 shots stitched into a single image. I used this method for various reasons. For one it allows a very unique view combining the focal lengths of a longer lens with a the field of view of a wide angle lens. Which removes the wide angle distortion and makes a more human-like view of the scene. It also allows you to shoot with a very shallow depth of field that is not available due to the nature of wide angles. But mainly I shot with this method because upon reaching Glacier National Park I was so excited I forgot my wide angle lens upon the side of the road someplace. Never to be found again!

Check out the gallery here to view some of the other images of the set. See if you can't pick out which are performed using the above method and which aren't.

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