The Big Picture

The big picture.
About a week or so ago, I shared an image of this same scene, but only the water area. Zooming out on the lens gives you an idea of what the area looks like as a whole. This image is an example of why I love digital photography and how far it has come over the years. Remember this coming from a person who boldly predicted digital was a passing fancy back in 1999! In very simplistic terms, slide film has a range of about 5 stops of light, meaning from the brightest area to the darkest area recorded with detail, there is only 5 stops. Digital started out with roughly the same range. Now the sensors can record somewhere around 11 stops with detail! With a very basic adjustment in Lightroom using the Highlights and Shadows sliders, I was able to record this scene, with detail, of almost a range of 12 stops. For photographers like myself, it means when we need to reduce our gear and aren’t able to carry filters to balance a scene, or shoot multiple images bracketing to blend later, the chances of capturing a scene is more likely to be achieved. This digital photography thing sure has outlived my predictions, and far exceeded my expectations.
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/4 of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1530G2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

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