Seal Rock by day

Seal Rock, Oregon

(click on the image for a larger view)

Canon Digital Rebel with kit lens

ISO: 100

Aperture: f/14

Shutter: 1/13 second

Tripod: yes

Processing: Lightroom 4 beta

Here’s another photograph from the lost archive of 2005.  As mentioned in previous posts, it’s usually good to include a foreground element in a landscape shot… in this case, a large beach boulder.  Use a small aperture to increase the depth of field so the foreground and background are both in relative focus.  Take your lens out of the auto focus mode and focus about a third of the way into the scene.  The focus distance will vary depending on the aperture setting and the distance between the camera and foreground element.  The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of field and the slower the shutter speed will be.  Use a tripod to increase the chances of a blur-free shot.  One more note, I especially like the lighting in this scene.  The overcast sky provided soft, even, wrap around lighting that revealed nice color and texture in the rock, beach and distant cliffs.

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