Saturday, September 4, 2010

Country Side Sunset Photography

I was on a small village called Valle Maria in Entre Rios, Argentina when I took this photo. Surely it wasn't the most lively village I've ever visited but Valle Maria has one of the most beautiful country side sunsets I've ever seen. In the early sunset phase I found myself standing in the middle of stunning colors created by the natural orange light the sun gave and everywhere I looked around was like God was painting at that moment as the colors of my landscape changing before my own eyes. Like all sunsets, it only lasted for a few minutes before it got dark.
I took out my Nikon D70 and started taking pictures. I wanted to take HDR but I did not have my tripod with me and most of my efforts trying to take HDR failed because the alignment of the 3 frames was incorrect due to hand shakes so I decided to take one last shot using the auto mode. I knew it was the safest thing to do and experimenting on camera setting would take a few minutes and I might lose the opportunity to take the shot because it was our last day in the village. In spite of the panic and adrenaline rush, I knew that I had to at least apply one of the basic rules of photography to bring home with me a photo that not only would remind me of the village but also something that I can be proud of when showing to my friends and family. So what are the few basic rules of photography? Lining and proportion. Sometimes what makes a photo good is how you frame your lining. It almost doesn't matter what the object is but with the correct lining you would probably get one or two compliments of your photo. If you see the lines of the road, the wooden fence, the horizon and even the lines of the grass itself, your eyes is not stressed out trying to find what to concentrate on. Instead it has a pattern to follow and details to comprehend. The other rule I mentioned was to be proportional. In this case the horizon was my guide point to be proportional. As the sky was empty, I did not want to concentrate on the sky so I made 50% sky and 50% road and it's surroundings. My left and right is also important, on the left I have the lines of the road and on my right I have the electric wires. Therefore my end result, my up and bottom is proportional and so is my left and right.
Practice framing your lines and also try to be proportional, in some tight situation like this it might just make a difference at the end of your day or travel.

25 comments:

  1. A wonderful photo! Warm... Bravo!

    Kisses.

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  2. Hi Teca, thanks for the comment. Guess what? I will be visiting the Iguazu falls next week, I hope to get good pics from there.
    take care,
    Rendy loudewijk

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  3. buena toma amigo, me encantan las fotos del campo. Hasta se ve un nido de hornero en el poste de luz. abrazo

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  4. Hola Diego, a mi tambien me encantan las fotos del campo...y por suerte estoy en argentina todavia asi que tengo tiempo para viajar todo la argentina. Neuquen esta en mi lista ;)
    abrazo
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  5. A lot of warm colors, nice image !

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  6. 黄清华, I´m glad you said that cause that is what I forgot to say in my post. Thanks for your comment!
    Regards,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  7. Great blog and tips! And wonderful photos!

    P.S. Thank you for the "Follow".

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  8. Miha, thanks for the comment. I´m glad you like my blog.
    I enjoyed your blog very much too. Your kitten photos are amazing.
    Hope to visit your blog soon,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  9. Tienes unas fotos realmente bellas. La foto de HDR es impresionante. ¡Enhorabuena!

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  10. Hey, it's really cool that you get to travel all the time :) I love the photos you take! Beautiful :D Well, come check out my blog when you get the chance.
    www.inbellesbubble.blogspot.com

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  11. Albert, muchas gracias por la visita y el comentario que me dejaste!

    ifashionberry, hey there, thanks for visiting and comenting. I´ll for sure stop by your blog!

    Thanks,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  12. Hii dear, my wings brought me back!

    Ah this picture...so beautiful, makes me feel so much peace, warmth, a feeling of being home ...
    Oh, my home... is as good as I feel at peace and at home, just like now seeing this picture!

    It was so good to come here to make this visit, I feel happy ... your images are loaded with incredible sensitivity, transmit feelings, are much more than just pictures ...

    You are so special!

    Kisses

    *...Butterfly...*

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  13. Qué maravilla de expresión en tus palabras y bonita esta imagen.

    Un Cordial Saludo desde Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón
    Un cordial Saludo

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  14. amazing pictures , I should write your content with the pictures has sequenced pace with minute details, will come back to read more.

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  15. Muy bonita, buena luz y colorido.

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  16. Butterfly,
    I see your little wings have come back to visit me and left me signs of hope. Every time you leave me something, it´s a motivation for me to do more.
    Kisses,
    Rendy Loudewijk

    José Ramón,
    Muchas gracias por el comentario que me dejaste.
    Saludos,
    Rendy Loudewijk

    Papabeta,
    Looking forward to seeing you here again. Thanks for the visit!
    Greetings,
    Rendy Loudewijk

    Elmin,
    Mil gracias por el visit y tambien tus comments.
    Saludos,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  17. Como não entendo em inglês, mas admiro a beleza fotografia e com sua simplicidade. Belas cores.

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  18. I enjoy your blog very much, you inspire me.

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  19. Mi, Tommy & Sebi,
    Thanks so much for your comments and for visiting and returning to my blog. Your comments inspire and motivates me!
    Warmest regards,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  20. Your blog is great and I have enjoy my stay here very much. I also have to comment your photos...beautiful:):)

    /Maria

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  21. Maria, thanks for your awesome comment, it really motivates me to do get back on my photography and my blog. I´ve been absent for such a long time :(.
    take care,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  22. I'm so glad I found your blog! I've been enjoying looking at your beautiful photography. I find it rare to find someone like myself who is interested in photographing a variety of subjects, and who is also willing to share their knowledge. I love all types of photography and do a "Tech Talk Tuesday" to help beginning photographers. You are very talented and knowledgeable and I will 'follow' and visit you again soon. And here is my invitation to visit me!

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  23. Karen - Thank you so much for your comment. I just visited your blog and really enjoyed your Tech Talk Tuesday topics especially the one on HDR. I will definitely recommend your blog to my followers that are still in touch with me. Great job and cant wait to visit your blog again.
    Take care,
    Rendy Loudewijk

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  24. This photo is really fantastic! Ciao.

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