246 - Useless Landscape

I drove around a little this morning and shot quite some landscape images, most of which I found good when shooting and couldn’t stand later, seeing them on screen. Oh well.

This is one I like. I took it (and most others) with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm and a polarizer. Light was extremely problematic this morning. We had rain during the night and the sun was very bright. I was around much too late and at 10:30 the light was as harsh as you can get it. The polarizer helps a little, and in Capture NX I did my share, so I guess the result is bearable.

Useless Landscape” (“Inutil Paisagem”) is a Bossa Nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim and I have it in an intriguingly dense version from the great Betty Carter’s 1996 album “I’m Yours, You’re Mine”. Betty Carter’s rendition is as different as it gets from what in 1969 Ella Fitzgerald did in Montreux, but that’s Jazz and that’s why I like it.

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pnfphotography   (2007-06-17)

I think it is very pretty and like the perspective you have in it as well ..... I am just learning about landscape images.

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andreas   (2007-06-17)

So do I. Don't we all? This turned out to be one of the better images of that trip. I just worked a little on another one, this time B&W, and I could probably salvage many of them, but when the light is so far from ideal, working on these images gets tedious pretty quickly. In this case even getting out earlier would not have helped, because the sun hid behind clouds until it was too late. Seems like I'll have to be glad about what I've got 🙂

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pnfphotography   (2007-06-18)

:} yes.... you should be glad !! I am always thrilled if I get home and have a few that are eyecatchers.

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