Horatio uses Olympus equipment and gives the details of this photo as:-
Olympus E-510, lens 14-54mm f2,8-3,5 at f length: 14. aperture priority: f 7,1 , iso 100, shutter speed 1/320. Raw file. Date: 2007-08-31T.
We think he has made great use of that lens which would have been 28mm equiv in 35mm terms. Emphasis has been put on the foreground water with its many small pebbles in the clear water. The larger boulders and the tree branches break this up for the eye and add further visual interest. Eventually the eye is led away to the snow covered mountains and sky. The lake in the middle distance also gives us those great reflections of the mountains and trees.
Some might ask about the lack of thirds in the photo, the horizon for example is in the top quarter, but we think this is an occasion when its fine to break the rules. All in all its a great visual experience.
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A great photograph doesn't need rules, just intuition. I disagree with Stephen about the ratio; squeezing this image into 3:2 would surely lose some of that great depth which helps provide the impact. Horatio is one of my favourite photographers and could in my view fill a Golden Gallery all by himself!
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Registered: September 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 1,266
Wed 12, March 2008 11:06am
This photo encapsulates Photography as an Art Form in my personal opinion!
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Wed 12, March 2008 11:12am
This is a very complex shot and it really comes off - the detailed foreground, with the pebbles in the clear water magically blends into the reflection of the sky, then the mountains and finally we have the real mountains on the horizon. Extremely well done.