Day 30: Landscape photography
I was asked to photograph a landscape. It didn't have to be a glorious mountain sight or a lake, or even a rural one. The subject and theme of my last photo were for me to choose.
I had to pay attention to the lighting conditions, my focal point and use the techniques I learned throughout the past 29 days to creatively compose and frame my photo.
Landscape photography | nikos drakatos
You're probably thinking that there is no chance I travelled to Vienna just to snap a photo for my challenge. And you're right. I kind of cheated as I took this last photo a few days back when travelling. I was in front of a gorgeously lit palace at sunset after a snowy day in Vienna and felt like this was the perfect subject for my final challenge.
After all, if I tried to replicate something similar in London, it would be called 'skyline photography' or something along these lines.
I needed an as wide shot as possible to be able to capture the entirety of my subject. I don't own a wide lens so I pushed my 24mm to its limits. I also used a tripod in an effort to stabilise my shot as I kept my shutter speed low at 1:6 to allow in as much light as possible due to my high focal point of f/24 and ISO of 200. I wanted as less noise as possible and I was looking for the entire frame to be in focus.
I took a number of shots before resonating to the one above since I wanted to be right in the middle of the palace to introduce symmetry. However, this was impossible due to the structural abnormality of the garden area and the lake infront of it.
I'm very happy with the end result and also happy the challenge is over. I learned a lot during this journey and I resonated to a style of photography I like shooting the most. That was my goal and I feel I achieved it 100%.
Thank you for staying with me and keeping me company throughout this journey.
Until next time.