Collin J Örthner – Photographer

December 6, 2012

All About Lines

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Hi Res, Ice, Nature, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP2M, Trees, Winter — collin j örthner @ 7:19 pm

As I mentioned yesterday I am posting another image using thoughtful composition. Not that I don’t think about my images when I am out, but just that some images seem to require a bit more attention to details than others. This one required a lot of very small movements to get my camera in just the right spot getting all the branches just where I wanted them. My goal was to eliminate as many branches crossing over any others in the middle of the image. I count 7 close calls. The major crossovers I don’t mind as they add some contrast to those that aren’t crossing anything. The light was very dull, so there is virtually no detail to speak of in the snow and besides this image is all about the lines, not texture!



[Sigma DP2 Merrill]




  1. Cool pic. So when you do this, is the background completely highlight alarmed? Are you aiming to stop just shy of a silhouette?

    Comment by Lawrence Farries — December 7, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    • Thanks Lawrence. I didn’t want a complete silhouette. It’s hard to tell at the size posted, but the branches have details. I would have exposed to get my highlights as close as possible to the right side of my histogram without clipping them. Or, maybe just a tiny bit.

      Comment by collin orthner — December 7, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

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