‘Fog on hills’ is a good example of why you shouldn’t be afraid to crop your photographs when they need it.
Fog on Hills by Ray Baker
Canon 60D; 70-200mm lens at 70mm; f/22; ISO 100
This is an early morning shot at Bowral. You are always guaranteed a fog in the Southern Highlands NSW.
‘Fog on hills’ is a good example of why you shouldn’t be afraid to crop your photographs when they need it. Photographer Ray Baker’s choice of a stretched aspect ratio really makes this image work for me. Whilst the serried lines of the dark trees reinforce the photograph’s panoramic feel, what I think makes it really “pop” are the two hills in the middle distance. Like a formal garden on some vast estate, they effectively frame the more distant view. I understand why Mr Baker has added the vignetting, but I think it might be dialled back a touch (particularly on the right) to good effect. A delightfully serene landscape study.
Canon PowerShot G1512.1 megapixels with a high-sensitivity CMOS sensorShoot Full High Definition 1080p movies 5x optical zoom with wide-angle lensMulti aspect RAW recording