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Day #29: Go Wide And Go Low!

Day #29: Go Wide And Go Low!

Best Nature Photos.Foggy morning road in Ooty. Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photography by Prathap.

The Photo

Foggy Road in a forest area on the way to Ooty.

Story Behind the Photo

We were heading to Ooty for a casual trip when we entered a forest area that was covered with thick fog. We have had amazing experience of driving amidst thick fog in Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park (Read Day #5 photo story to know more). It was our first experience in driving through such a thick fog in the forest in Southern India.

As we proceeded into the forest the fog was much thicker and visibility was way too less. Those winding roads, the tall trees on either side of the road, thick fog, and greenery were already making a fantastic impression in my mind.

I pulled over my car to a side where I had enough space not to get accidentally hit by someone, because the roads were quite narrow and it was winding roads. I took few test shots to make sure I am getting good sharpness and the right exposure as most of the frame was covered with fog.

By keeping my camera low and tilting it up I was able to heighten the feeling of tall trees. Also by adding the incoming car right at the far end of the road made it easy to add scale to the scene. The winding road acts as a leading line adding depth to the scene.

Quick Tip

Lower angle of the camera especially with the ultra-wide angle lens creates a sense of height that adds to the drama in the scene. Try going as low as you can and make some compositions to see if it works for you.

Technical Information

Body:  Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens

Focal Length: 17mm

Aperture (f-stop):  f/4

Shutter Speed:  1/40 sec

ISO Sensitivity:  ISO-320

Exposure Compensation: 0 step

Metering Mode:  Pattern

Shooting ModeManual

Wonder why I have used just f/4? Camera to subject distance was bit far and the focal point was halfway through the photo. Read more on Depth-of-Field.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Photo Story. Have a Great Day Ahead!

Prathap

Prathap is a professional nature photographer and founder of Nature Photography Simplified blog. He aims to simplify every photography concept to help beginners and amateur photographers.

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