35 thoughts on “creek to farm

  1. I can’t express my feeling to see this kind of beauty and peaceful place. I wish i can go there and do meditation.

  2. This picture is so peaceful. When I study it, I just feel calm. Beautiful! How do you decide which settings to photograph? And do you take a million pictures and wait for the right one, or do you just take a few? I am a writing, so am curious about the photography process.

    • Hi EJ, and thank you. Camera settings depend on many things, but the biggies are light and the lens you’re using. In this scene, the light was perfect (golden hour, the sun was behind me), and I was using a fast, low-light lens (Nikon 35mm 1.8). Therefore, I was able to set a longer exposure (F13) with 100 ISO and a shutter speed of 1/100s. I shot this in manual mode but suggest using A (aperture priority) most of the time as it’s just easier and there is less to think about.

      I used to shoot like crazy, getting too many images even if I knew I got what I wanted. As I’ve gotten more experienced, I’ve slowed down to getting just a few images for each scene.

      Thanks for your comment and questions!

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