“All those who enter shall never leave, and those who stay with dare to dream, of a better place outside these walls, for they have entered…the dead zone.” – D. Miller original
Ok, now that that’s out of the way let’s talk about this picture a bit. I wanted this image to be awesome, but quite frankly, I was upset with the result. The clouds were there, the tree was there, the softer sun was there, but the image still turned out blah. I had to play around with this image a lot in post to make it look somewhat decent. I don’t know what was going on, if it was my lens I was using, the settings on my camera, but the tree just felt really fuzzy to me. I suppose I needed to increase the f stop a lot more. Other shots I took, at the same setting were coming out much different as well. I had some shots that were blown out and you couldn’t even see the clouds. I tried to HDR this image, but it looked completely jacked.
I guess this is the price of learning and practicing. Not every image you produce is going to be outstanding. While you aim for that same level of awesomeness in your shot, sometimes you’re gonna flake. Or maybe, just maybe, this tree is in the dead zone, and taking a photo of it is like taking a photo of someone who has seen the video from The Ring. You know what I mean? It looks all funny. Who knows?