ALBION BASIN, LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, UTAH
Ah, yes. Spring moving into summer. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it seems appropriate to feature a new image with more wildflowers than you can shake a stick at. Last year, I was able to work on a project for a Utah-based firm and took some images of the wildflowers in Alta, Utah. The mosquitos were pretty powerful, but the imagery in front of me was much more powerful. The last light on the towers above Albion Basin was a nice touch to the foreground of yellow spray. I always focus a few feet in front of me or about 1/3rd of the way back into the scene, depending on my aperture setting. Somewhere between f/11 – f/16 is pretty tasty to get most things in focus in a scene like this. The aperture f/22 certainly does work, but most people will admit (if they are excruciating about it) that it lowers the focus and contrast ever so slightly. The 24 mm TS lens by Canon is really fantastic…and sharp.
Camera: Canon 5DMarkII
Lens: Canon 24 mm Mark II Tilt-Shift Lens
Settings: ISO200, f/11, 0.6 seconds
Filters: Circular Polarizer, Singh-Ray 4-stop Reverse Graduated Neutral Density, Singh-Ray 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density
Other: Manfrotto Tripod, Cable Release
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