Mountain beauty

I tried something my friend Laurie suggested and took this photo on auto, then put it on partial auto and kept working it until I had what I wanted. This was shot through a dirty window. I am just loving how that works! I like taking photos through windows.

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I like taking photos through windows because it makes more of the world available. I took this one out the car window. Now I know it works, so I will do it sooner, before we descend into the trees. Then you can really see the mountain. Stay tuned for that shot. This is Mount Rose Ski Resort ,but the mountain itself is actually Slide Mountain. Mount Rose itself is actually next to where they put the ski resort.

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The other reason I like shooting through windows, like I did with the San Diego sunset and a few of the other San Diego shots, in that case through plexiglass wind barriers set up around the outdoor seating area at the restaurant, is the windows provide a natural gritty or wavy filter. That appeals to me sometimes — oddly enough, when the scenery is too glaringly beautiful!

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Mountain beauty

      1. suzjones

        I generally shoot out of the windscreen however if bugs have committed suicide on the glass it makes for lots of photoshopping later lol

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  1. laurie27wsmith

    These are good Nia, *looks up and waves at Suz, Hi Suz.* The first pic has a sense of foreboding about it, especially with the mist. The second one is good. I checked the settings. If you put the camera in S, (it’s TV on canon) then you can take better pictures while moving. It’s for action shots where you either want to show the subject moving, or catching it still. You set a faster shutter speed, in this pic it was 1/200. You could have gone up around 1/500 or higher.
    If you’re travelling at 60mph then you move at about 10 inches a second. So to catch your subject you need a faster shutter speed. The S setting will take care of the f/stop. It’s all practice Nia and you’re doing great. I love taking pics through glass or reflections of subjects and the odd and unusual.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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    1. Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran Post author

      Hi Laurie,

      That’s a great idea! Yes, I have been using shutter priority, but didn’t think of it here. Thanks so much.

      That’s good to hear that you are drawn to some of these window and reflection compositions. I was afraid I was getting weird. LOL

      🙂

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      1. laurie27wsmith

        I’m full of great ideas, or just full of it, I’m not sure. 🙂 There’s nothing weird about photographing strange things Nia, the stranger the better at times.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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      2. Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran Post author

        LOL

        Thanks, Laurie. I’m excited to begin getting ideas like that. I have had “visual-art frustration” for years now. Seeing something in my mind I want to paint and not being able to do it. I was influenced by mom who taught me to appreciate painting and printmaking. So I would get ideas in those mediums. But I can’t do those things and it would be a vocation change to pursue learning them.

        So I’m happy some visual ideas are now presenting themselves for the photography medium.

        Thanks for the encouragement, as always!

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      3. laurie27wsmith

        Well think of your camera as a paint brush and easel, then create from there. Photos can be of anything, or anyone, close up or far away. Let your artistic mind push the envelope. Even photographing strange patterns of light, or ground, pebbles, anything that’s different.
        You’re welcome.,
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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