Our thanks to Steve Bisig, a photographer from Seattle, for sharing his story and a few extraordinary shots from a recent visit to Federation Forest State Park. To see more photos from this trip and his other stunning snaps from around the state, visit his blog or find him on Instagram! Note: Our sincere apologies if our blog platform does not do justice to the contrast levels on these photos. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Usually photographing the forest on a bright sunny day doesn’t produce the greatest results.
“Highlights of the Forest No. 4, Greenwater, Washington, 2016”
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-200 mm ƒ2.8 lens, ƒ16, ISO 400, 0.4 seconds, 135 mm.
My original plan was to process this series of nature photographs as color images. Once I was in my digital darkroom and started experimenting in Adobe Lightroom, it wasn’t long before I knew black and white was the way to take this small nature photo project.
“Highlights of the Forest No. 7, Greenwater, Washington, 2016” Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-200 mm ƒ2.8 lens, ƒ16, ISO 400, 0.4 seconds, 200 mm
“Highlights of the Forest No. 8, Greenwater, Washington, 2016” Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-200 mm ƒ2.8 lens, ƒ16, ISO 400, 1/6 second, 200 mm.
Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State black and white nature photography series.
47°9’15” N 121°42’3″ W
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