Today’s featured photo of the day! October’s feature is: Fall Color/Landscapes

Here is today’s featured photo. For the month of October I am featuring fall color and landscapes photography as the style. For today, I am posting a photo of a grove of trees near Bachelors Grove in the Cook County forest preserves near Midlothian Turnpike in Illinois. The backlighting effect is so awesome! It is truly startling. Date – October 1981.

Bachelors Grove__Konica Color

Photo taken with a Nikon EM camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.

TIP:  Backlighting can be tricky to get the correct exposure. Generally the light meter is telling you that the shot needs less light so if you were to go with the direct meter reading, you obtain a subject that is underexposed, so you need to obtain an extra f/stop of exposure minimum to offset the meter reading in order for the subject criteria prevail instead of the bright background, and have the backlit area overexposed instead.

Enjoy, and see you tomorrow with another fine fall color and/or landscape photograph!!

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Leave a Reply