Using Unique Compositions

An Iris is captured as the sun sets in western Montana.

Using unique compositions takes time and planning.  I went out on June 1, 2012 to capture the sunset.  I scouted the area and found an Iris to use as the main subject of this photo.  The camera was mounted on a tripod and set as low to the ground as possible.  I decided that the Iris would be in the right side of the frame and the setting sun and landscape would be the background.  The camera settings were all done manually; ISO 200, shutter 1/90, aperature 6.7, the focus was on the Iris, 43mm (on the 18-55 mm IS lens), the white balance was set to cloudy as the sky was overcast, and the built in flash was set to fire as the camera shutter was tripped.  The only post processing done to this image was a closer crop. If you look at the image on my Fine Art America website you will see the detail and color is very strong.  Go outside and use the camera flash to enhance your photos, you will be very pleased at the results.


About Douglas Wilks Photography

I am an advanced photographer who lives in western Montana. I create a variety of strong images using a DSLR, computer, and digital software. I am available for hire for full time, part time, or projects. Most of my images are of landscapes, still life, and events. I am always looking to improve my skills, network of friends and professionals, and portfolio. I look forward to creating new friends, contacts, and others who are interested in photography.
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