alpine tundra

Discussion in 'Locations & Meetup forum' started by ditchlily, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. ditchlily

    ditchlily TPF Noob!

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    The tundra is such a beautiful place in summertime...I'm on a crusade to get a picture of it that does it justice. How does one capture the color of itty-bitty flowers from a distance? Is this even possible?

    Here are two examples, taken with either Fuji 800 or 400 film:

    close up they look good

    from a distance they wash out

    day two, brighter (a little better)

    I'm thinking this last one might be a bit overexposed, despite what the light meter said. This is at 11,000 ft where the sun can be deceptively bright. Any opinions on this?
     
  2. PetersCreek

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    I'm thinking that lowering the camera and getting some closer foreground into the frame, perhaps on some rocks or a small knobby rise would bring some of that color into the picture...and give the scene a greater feeling of depth. That'd be my approach, anyway.
     
  3. ditchlily

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    Hm, good idea. I should have done a few like that while I was rolling around on the trail trying to get closeups. :D
     

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