PERSISTENCE and returning to a location pays off

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if you watched last week’s video you’ll
instantly recognize this photograph here and when I took this I the conditions
were just beautiful and I really quite liked this image but as the weeks gone
by and I’ve taken a closer look I’ve grown less fond of the the
photograph is I still quite like it but there are a number of things that I’m
not too keen on the most obvious being the the branches jutting in over to the
right here there were a number of people that commented about this why didn’t I
clone them out and at the time I they didn’t bug me but as I look at the
image they look like sticks without any kind of context if the whole tree was in
there then it might be a little different but just jutting out like that
on their own they’re more of a distraction than than anything else so I
did clone them out and and here’s the example where I’ve cloned them out and I
do think it’s an improvement but I don’t think I really did this area justice so
I did end up going back and because we’d had beautiful weather all that week I
knew that there was a really good chance that I’d have fog on the lake again and
I wasn’t disappointed all right when I got here all of the fog
was down at the other end of the lake and which wasn’t great because this part
I just looked like a gray mass in the background but what’s happened now is
all the fog has come to this end of the lake and it’s even more of a gray mass
as you can see it’s it’s not very it’s not terribly interesting without a
little bit of light okay so the composition that I have graphically I
think will work quite well just needs a little bit of light so fingers
crossed hopefully we’ll get a little bit of light coming through these clouds
here it doesn’t have to be the Sun or anything like that it could just be a
bright area in the clouds just to give it a little bit of texture so it’s not
just this gray mass of nothingness I can just see the hillsides back here so
these islands are more like silhouettes than anything else okay
I’m not sure if you can see this but I’m getting a really nice kind of an orangey
glow in the background now so it just adds just a little bit more to this
image and that’s what you’re you’re kind of looking for I mean you can add it in
Photoshop but I’d rather natural light than anything else because it just it
just gives the image for me a little bit more integrity waiting for the light and
you know the kind of feeling you get for waiting for that light and when
everything comes together now whether this image works or not I don’t know I
have a hard time picturing things until I can actually open them up in in
Photoshop or Lightroom just to have a closer look at them but things are
starting to come together you can see that the clouds are slowly kind of
dissipating and you get a bit of a glow behind there yeah it’s really quite
beautiful so I’m going to just take a whole bunch of images and because it’s
changing constantly okay this is the composition that I have now
the main subject for me is this little island with these beautiful little pines
on them I just love that now I have put it right in the center of the frame with
the intention of cropping the image probably to a four by five now the way
that I’ve composed this okay there’s a couple of things in here that kind of
get in the way a little bit so I’ve kind of tried to compose around
them the first one is this log here I don’t mind the log
I’m just not keen on the angle that it’s at it would be great if it was more of a
kind of a going across the frame diagonally like this rather than just
horizontally but you know I can’t change that so what I’ve tried to do is have it
so that the trees aren’t quite touching the the log here I don’t want them
overlapping because that just for me in much of my mind it creates a little bit
of confusion the other thing that’s really important to me and this is this
these limbs here coming out I just love those graphic lines of the limbs so
since they’re quite important and I love the graphic nature of them I’ve composed
it so that none of them are intersecting with the the island in the middle
because as soon as you do that to my eye it loses its its graphic nature they
kind of blend into one and then it kind of confuses the the viewer well what am
I looking at we have there’s these beautiful lines that look like they’re
in the foreground but you know they merge in with the background so I’ve
tried to fit them in little slots here so everything kind of has a place I mean
you have to make compromises because not everything is perfect all the time so I
have these graphic limbs coming down I have the island I have the log and then
I decided to include this pine on this other Island here the whole reflection
and the top of the tree as well but I might crop it on the the left I’m not
sure the one part that I’m not keen on is this mass over here
there’s just too much going on here so I’ll probably crop that out like this
that’s what it looks like to me on the back of the screen of course my it could
change when I open it up but that’s kind of the idea now I am gonna take some
shots with both a 10 stop ND filter because I’d really like to flatten out
that that water but I’ll also take some without the the ND filter just because
there is some texture in the clouds and if I put an ND filter on it’ll just
smooth everything out so it just looks like this mass of of white so I’m gonna
take some with and without I’m really happy with the way that these
two images turned out now the first image I used the breakthrough
photography 10 stop ND filter and I think it worked really well it smoothed
out the water it didn’t smooth out the sky so much
that there’s no texture so I just left it the way it was now as far as the
confusion on the right side with the tree in the background there I decided
not to crop them out because I think there’s enough separation between them
and the branches in the foreground that you can kind of define what the two
objects are if they were the same tone and they blended in then it might be a
little bit more confusing but I’m quite happy with how this image turned out as
far as the other one here this close-up I really like this it really simplifies
things the light was just beautiful I have warmed up this image a little bit
because I really love that kind of sepia tone but by combining the breakthrough
photography ND filter and those solid lines of the island this photograph has
a really nice ethereal feel to it and I’m really quite happy with the way it
turned out overall I think both images represented
the area much better than the first image they took when I was with Gavin
and I think in in both cases I’ve done the area a lot more justice so it just
goes to show sometimes when you return to an area and you have a definitive
idea in your mind and I think on this trip it worked out really quite nicely
and after I took these two images I had a really nice surprise bonus waiting for
me in the parking lot all right now I’m just about to leave Gordon Bay and I
had to use the facilities but behind the the outhouse I found these ferns
sword ferns just covered with hoarfrost and they’re just absolutely fantastic
the lake it’s just over here my vans right here
so you know I’m just in the parking lot basically but the ferns just looked
fantastic and all the fallen leaves are kind of lots of brown tones earthy tones
with a little bit of moss I’ll just turn the camera around and I’ll show you what
I’m talking about so as you can see the the ferns are just rimmed with all this
frost and the leaves that I’m standing are all nice and frosty so I think I might
stick around here just for a little bit and see if I can find some compositions
I love details like this when everything is rimmed with a little bit of frost it
just adds so much detail and texture I might even try a pano I this section
here I think gonna try a three vertical pano
and see how that works out I mean it might not work out but I just I don’t
know I just love that that detail well I ended up spending about an hour
in the parking lot there photographing all the the ferns here and you may have
noticed there’s some familiarities between the three images that I’ve shown you
and that is they were all taken within probably a 20-foot square section of
this forest I searched around quite a bit for various compositions but there
was just this one section where the ferns were just covered in frost just a
little bit more and I found some really beautiful patterns and textures with the
frost on the leaves and the ferns now the three image pano I really liked it
it turned out really great it doesn’t really have a center of interest it’s
more of a pattern shot but as I’ve said in past videos I really like this this
type of photograph as far as processing goes it was pretty
straightforward I did darken the top slightly so that the viewers attention
is more drawn to the the bottom centre of the photograph because where the
interest for me is and I also darkened the outer edges just slightly just to keep
the attention in the centre there but I’m really happy with this three image
pano this second image again is all about
texture and subtle colour I really enjoy the the subtle greens or kind of a bluey
green throughout this image here and the the wonderful browns and textures of the
especially at the bottom of the frame there with all the ferns pointing kind
of downwards again for this photograph I darkened the the outer edges a little
bit and the top just so that there was more attention to the the centre of the
frame because I really do like those four separate fern fronds kind of
pointing downwards to the the textures there I used to do a lot of this type of
photography especially when I was photographing gardens and I really
should do more of it because I really enjoyed wandering around this little
section of the forest I actually enjoyed this more than more than the lake
believe it or not just trying to find compositions out of all this chaos is I
just love the challenge and that’s the the thing I really enjoy about
photography is challenging myself to find meaningful compositions out of
utter chaos all of these images that I’ve shown you would work very well as
black and white photographs mostly because they are fringed with all this
white frost so you have this wonderful detail and it just lends itself really
well to black and white photography now this last photograph here was
actually just a small section of the three image pano that I showed you
earlier but I just loved the way that the the ferns kind of intertwine
especially on the left side of the the image it does work as a as a square crop
but I kind of like the way that the ferns point into the left side of the
frame so you start over on the right hand side and they all kind of lean over
to the the neat patterns that they’re forming on the left side so I haven’t
cropped this image but once again I have darken sections of it just to kind of
draw your attention to certain points in the frame and in this image I’ve
darkened the the right-hand side the frame the top of the frame and a
little bit on the left-hand side of the frame as well just to draw your
attention again to the the centre portion of the the photograph overall I
think it worked out very nicely and I did take a number of other images but I
think these three are probably my favorite out of the four or five that I
did take if you’d like to have a closer view of all of these images be sure to
visit my website and I’ll put them in the gallery section so you can have a
closer view all right everybody that’s it for this week’s video if you wouldn’t
mind giving me a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video that would be very
much appreciated if you do enjoy the content of this channel don’t forget to
subscribe alright everybody until next week bye bye


100 Comments

Miguel A. Corona · December 15, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Persistence, patience and compromise – always good lessons Adam. I did like the branches coming in from the right reaching toward the small island. Didn't feel they distracted – although it was all in the careful setup. Nicely done. I'll need to keep my eyes open for frosty ferns by the out houses. Cheers.

Wendy Newing · December 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Great video and lovely images. A treat for the eyes. Thanks Adam.

bkspicture · December 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Very nice!!

Somewhere Down The Road · December 15, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Hi Adam. As usual…beautiful work. On the first image the tone is simply spectacular. The close up image is my favorite…so beautiful. I love that you can see some faint detail in the background. The ferns are beautiful, love the detail. I think when we venture off into different types of seeing we grow…I love this type of work, of course it's all about the light …right? The last Fern image is my favorite of the series. Adam, it is always a pleasure to follow along on your adventures. Happy Holidays!

Phil Cleven · December 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Very cool images!!!

Robert Kilbourn · December 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

As usual, an excellent video.. love your composition thoughts.. the simple island shot is a wall hanger for sure! Simply beautiful 😯

paulus0109 · December 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm

The branches more prominent in the photo realy ad’s more, becouse it gives more dept to the image. i loved the island photo! Such a tranquility! The last vernphoto with a bit of vignet i liked the most. Thank for talking us trough the compositions Adam. Very proffesional!

steffen Andersen Sahl · December 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Great images! I really enjoyed this video 🙂 It's quite nice to hear you thought process when finding compositions. Thanks! and Merry Christmas 🙂

Guy Raymond · December 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

I'm happy you went back, well done!

Jon Glass · December 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

That second, closeup is a knockout

Nina Cleven · December 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Loved the image of the lone island in the fog. Beautiful in its simplicity.

Wouter Iedema · December 15, 2018 at 3:57 pm

‘Give meaning to chaos’, I like that. Could even be a motto for live

Savage Frieze · December 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Love the island close and really love the ferns. Exactly the sort of photos I’d love to call my own.

Don McCollum · December 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm

I share your thoughts on finding interesting compositions from the chaotic forest.

Peter Green · December 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Thanks for having us along . Appreciate your site analysis & strategies . Patience & persistence rewards eventually , as your efforts show .

fototripper · December 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Nice shots mate. Worth gibbering in that van at -9.

proach3 · December 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Love the island close up and fern images. Saw them on your website last week and was blown away so very happy you vloged them. I tend to enjoy the intimate images more than the grand scene.

Jason Clemmons · December 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

What is your favorite method of sharpening your photos? As always the video is top notch!

John Sholian · December 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

You’ve got such a great eye for detail Adam. I’m in agreement with you on the images from this trip being better. Still bothered a bit by the branches as my eye just goes directly to the right but I love the smooth tones from the 10 stop. The fern images are so good. I was hoping that there would be a macro image where you went super tight and really grabbed the texture and light on a single fern but certainly can’t argue with the beauty of all of your images. Well done!

Richard Skura · December 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

The very last image was my favorite. It’s a great lesson that sometimes the best images are where you wouldn’t normally look for them.

grassland · December 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Wow. All images great today.

Mechtasy · December 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm

Top marks on this video

Leslie Landerkin · December 15, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Oh the simple close up of the island is spectacular. Leslie

whafrog · December 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Wow, fantastic revisit, you've proved the point 🙂 I think I love the solo island best, those almost metallic colours are amazing. I've only seen that once here before a snowstorm, and I think my composition was good, but I didn't manage to get the colours right in Lightroom.

Linda Henderson · December 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Adam, thank you so much for taking the time to vlog and share your photography adventures. I am a subscriber and l have learned so much from you about composition and light. I am still struggling with WHERE to focus sometimes and i need to practice so that I can “nail” focus every time. If you have any advice on this subject, I would be grateful for your input. Thanks again! Linda from Dallas, Texas.

Vincent Provenzano · December 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Awesome vlog. Love it.

William DeSevo · December 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Really liked the close up of the island and the ferns as well. Thanks for the journey.

Loopsrainforest · December 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Still the best photography channel by far. Thanks for all the quality work!

Craig Taylor · December 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Great photos and video. Thanks for posting the settings used on the photos you have shown. These are always useful to understand how the photos were captured. It's amazing to see how well the software can stitch the pano photos together.

Rasesh Patel · December 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

You are a master of detailed shots. Love the black n white version. Made my Saturday as usual. Very hard to find mossy tree or ferns in the Kamloops area, it's kinda semi-desert. Haha

Storm photography · December 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Should carry some secateurs. Do some pruning for the BC forestry commission… Not to improve your images at all mind 🙄

Bruce Rawlinson · December 15, 2018 at 7:31 pm

The fern images are some of your best, I think. Just proves it pays to slow down and …. look around!

Bobby Babaletskos · December 15, 2018 at 7:32 pm

Amazing photos and location! Like always, I love the music selection and commentary

cwetfeet · December 15, 2018 at 7:59 pm

Lessons from Adam, persistance and check behind the outhouse.

Eddie Lagos · December 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Great images Adam. The second one has to be my favorite, subtle and simple – very beautiful. Well done! I also appreciate that you describe your thought process for taking these images. Peace

Paul Barnard · December 15, 2018 at 9:07 pm

A master class. 👍

Doug Varvil · December 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Really liked the comparisons between Raw and processed versions of each photo. Very instructive. Of course another good video. Congrats on 11K subscribers. It continues to grow.

RoM-Photo · December 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Superbe video Adam! Really enjoyed your explanation for all the choices you made concerning your composition while on location! Cheers

Azathoth · December 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Love the tones in the background of both photos. Really nice light.

Peter Willstein · December 15, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Adam
Bravo – just a wonderful vlog .. your thought process and execution was perfect. So very well done
Peter

Baltex Peter · December 15, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Adam like your video its good and its has nice photos peter from holland

Bob Wollenberg · December 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm

Slovenia the last b & w fern

Mali Davies Photography · December 15, 2018 at 11:39 pm

Wonderful episode, try and try again. Which is exactly what I’m doing in the morning. Visiting an old tree a friend. Really enjoyed 7:28 wonderful 👌 class, Adam!

Andreas Larzon · December 15, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Great video Adam. Like how you talk through your images and what you thinking. Maybe it pays of to go to the outhouse once in a while to. Ill think of that next time im out and about. 😃🚽=👍

James Lane · December 16, 2018 at 12:50 am

I love the black and white photos. The minimalist Michael Kenna like photo and then the abstract close up of the ferns gives lots of details and layers

Diviner Detective · December 16, 2018 at 1:17 am

LOVE the close up! And the ferns!

Steve H · December 16, 2018 at 3:27 am

super find on the ferns. Not to belittle the lake image, but the ferns were prime.

TimberGeek · December 16, 2018 at 3:41 am

The fog on the lake really makes me want to get out there in a canoe and I love the simplified single island image. I really enjoy hunting detail shots as well and am hoping to get something like the Tokina 100mm macro to aid in pursuing more of them.

Bruce O'Donnell · December 16, 2018 at 4:21 am

Both of your island photos were home runs! I love photographing leaves/plants so I get how much fun you had working that great scene. My favorite of the ferns was the B&W, clean and graphic!

ishak wicamulia · December 16, 2018 at 4:44 am

Oh man … you're a genius , great great job !

Peter Robinson · December 16, 2018 at 5:24 am

Thanks Adam for sharing, love the patterns, the mist on the lake worked very well.
All the best…………Peter.

Mark Romine · December 16, 2018 at 6:36 am

Loved the 98mm version of the small island the best. I liked how the longer focal length isolated it from everything else. As you were describing the first shot in your video I kept looking over your shoulder and saying to myself I sure hope he does a shot with a longer lens, I’d really like to see how that would look and low and behold you didn’t disappoint!

Henk Peter · December 16, 2018 at 7:11 am

The close up of the island is my favourite too, about the only time long shutter shooting adds to the image imho. Love the images of the ferns.

Tomas S · December 16, 2018 at 8:16 am

Very nice images 👍

Philip Culbertson · December 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I really liked the closeup image at 8:40 a lot. To me that was the best of the bunch. I also liked the monochrome version of the ferns the best. Adam, what was the device plugged into your camera mounted on the hot shoe? What does it do?

Maik Kroner Photography · December 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Great Video !
Thank you very much.
all the best from Germany
Maik

Andraz Antonic · December 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Had the exact thought regarding the image from the last shoot. It just was not your style, where as this time it's just on another level. Great great job!

Sean Bagshaw · December 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Beautiful video Adam!

Andy Chattaway · December 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Great video and awesome images Adam 👍

Steve Marson · December 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Nice images and video. I see you have finally shaken off that moonstruck juvenile who's been following you round. I'd watch him if I was you ….. he'll be suggesting long exposures and wide open apertures in the woods next if you're not careful. Remember ….. he managed to get your pants off in the river the other week. You are on a slippery slope and I remain concerned as he is clearly infatuated with you. Anyway, enough of the agony aunt stuff ……. off now to hunt for some ferns ……

Steve R. · December 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Thanks for the detailed walk through of balancing the scene of the first one (great improvement over last weeks attempt, the branches add a bit of poetry!). It is something I think one's eye tends to do if you have the time to work it out, but I can't say that I normally could articulate it all on the spot in the field. Normally I am just chasing the light and hoping I got the detail right on those little screens. Nice to be reminded that if you have the time, one really needs to carefully examine the screen to improve your chances of getting home with a better composition.

Ben Weatherhead Photography · December 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Love it! Thank you for sharing!

dasp125 · December 17, 2018 at 12:22 am

Quick question, how did you point the camera down so the head’s not levelled and manage to still stitch the pano smoothly?
Thanks, Mike.

Garry Johns · December 17, 2018 at 12:43 am

Jeez, Adam. ROAD TRIP!

Otter's Photography · December 17, 2018 at 1:31 am

Excellent images Adam, persistence indeed paid off. I particularly liked the Closer in image of the tree as a solo subject and the last black and white fern image. Both of these images were most impactful and evocative to me. I would like to add I really appreciate you taking the time to go into detail your thought process in setting up and selecting an image, then going over some of the post work you do. It is enlightening and instructive.

QuarkCharmed · December 17, 2018 at 1:46 am

7:25 – simple, quiet and fantastic. Also thanks for the explanation on the twigs from the previous video, good lesson on the thought process.

Philip Nixey · December 17, 2018 at 3:12 am

That black and white is mesmerising.

Tom Martinson · December 17, 2018 at 3:49 am

The island closeup is my favourite I think. I'm conflicted about those branches encroaching from the right on the other one. They work but there's something I'm not too excited about. The ferns are really amazing too though. As always, a highlight of my week is watching your videos.

Eddie Butt · December 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Beautiful images once again, Adam. The close up of the island is a stunner – simple and atmospheric.
Many thanks for the always entertaining and informative videos throughout the year. Have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year! 😊😊

Dirty Water · December 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm

DEFINITELY prefer the solo shot of the island. That's exactly what I saw in my head before you showed it on screen. The other composition was too busy. There was no clear focal point and my eye wasn't anchored anywhere

Jim Cooke · December 17, 2018 at 10:47 pm

Fantastic adam, the island in the lake images are one of the best i,ve ever seen you really captured the mood brilliantly

james flames · December 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

Good job Adam. I really like this outing of pictures better than your previous photograph of the islands. The black and white of the frosty ferns is a winner too.

M Sharp · December 18, 2018 at 12:26 am

The last B&W image of the ferns is very nice.

Tim Blake · December 18, 2018 at 12:32 am

Awesome video Adam. Loved the recomposition of the lake images just awesome. Also loved the fern images. The last image I found to be the most interesting, I don't know if anyone else thought this but I found the way the ferns lead to the left-hand side then there is one fern that just twists at the end to the right that leads you straight back into the image to re-explore the whole image again. Thanks for sharing!!!

Larry Rudnick · December 18, 2018 at 1:18 am

My 2 favorites are the 2nd lake image as I loved the simplicity and ethereal feel, and then the last fern shot since I really like the pattern created by the fronds with the edging of frost. Well done!

Darren Booker · December 18, 2018 at 2:39 am

Some more fantastic imagery from you Adam, well done! I love the simplicity of the second image from the lake, thank you for sharing.

Kevin Whitehead · December 18, 2018 at 3:05 am

Beautiful work Adam, entrancing and informative. Well done!

Barry Mcalle · December 18, 2018 at 7:29 am

Superb images well thought out and a great insight into your capture thought process

Lhundup TP · December 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Beautiful, I love the way you share your thoughts and settings. Like to watch more and more lessons, curious what white balance setting you select, thanks Mr. Adam

Jeff Ogden · December 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Great vlog Adam. Loved the isolated tree the best. Cheers, Jeff

John Rayner · December 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm

A great general lesson — persistence. But there's always more too, like your thought process and attention to detail like keeping the branches from intersecting the island. I still don't love the branches and prefer the zoomed version, but I can see where others would differ. Thanks again.

James Johnston · December 18, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Truly wonderful images, all. I have to say that nothing is better than a crisp frost covered botanical image to get the juices flowing.

Jeremy Edwards · December 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Really like the downward facing fern shot. Will be perfect for use by a large hotel chain, for a suitably large commission check….

Mitchell Orr · December 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Wow. Those fern shots look just like an image from an electron microscope. Love the Pano and depth of field drop-off with a wide angle.

Lance Schill · December 21, 2018 at 4:55 am

Love the closer shot of the island, and the fern work is wonderful. Love the patterns!

John McSporran · December 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Hi Adam, came across your work while following Gavin Hardcastle (he's as mad as a sack of ferrets). Really enjoy your videos and your website has spectacular images. Regards from Scotland – John

Wade Poitras · December 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm

With persistence over the last few years, the quality of your videos has improved as well. I really enjoyed the simplicity of the close up shot of the island in the mist. This was a great trip into the Vancouver Island wilderness once again. Thanks Adam.

aengus1948 · December 23, 2018 at 10:43 pm

nice images, really thoughtful compositions but i think those branches need to go, my eye keeps going to them taking away from the beauty of the rest of the composition.

Heath Yeager · December 27, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Looks like i gotta go to vancouver :D…. also is a ball tripod head worthwhile? (got a manfrotto swivel plate currently)

Boomy Flare · January 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm

I really like how you describe and analyze each of your shots keeping them on the screen. Many of your colleagues describe the location and ideally the shot that they will do but show the final image just for a few seconds and that's it!

Erich Stocker · January 14, 2019 at 8:29 am

I think I prefer the simple image. It is more minimalistic. The one with the branches on the right is just too busy. The simple one is easier on the eye.

Terry Farrell · January 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm

I like the black and white shot of the Ferns..it’s almost like viewing some creatures under a microscope 👌🏼

Darren Knight Photo · January 31, 2019 at 5:20 am

I enjoyed both images a lot Adam, but I was drawn to the ferns as I took a similar shot in Hope Valley last year. The sun was starting to melt the frost and so it had a lovely contrast of frost and sun kissed brown ferns.

I’m really enjoying your channel mate. 👍

Rolf Sauer · February 12, 2019 at 10:38 pm

I like the way how you presenting the making off from your fantastic Images…. Thanks Adam

Cris Signori · February 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm

3'49" into the vid and I can already see this is another great addition to others you have already posted. I can easily follow your vision of composition. Funny when you say that you have difficulty visualizing images until you see them in Lightroom. Thanks again, Adam ! Stay well …. Let me know when you'll have an exhibit either in Toronto or Milan.

Cris Signori · February 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Adam ….. one question and one other comment …. 1.) What is the cable release system that you are using? and 2.) You really could simplify this process a lot you know with little effort and without using Lightroom …. Get your buddies, Nick, Gavin and Thomas to jump in and move the log while you stay at camera position and tell them where it needs to be placed. Then with pruning shears and a hatchet you can have them trim the tree exactly the way you need it for your composition. Come on … That's simple enough isn't it?

Jim Demetriou · March 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

Simple and beautiful

Edwin Shank · May 19, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Adam, this vlog is simply brilliant. I love the images and your keen eye for composition and light. Your channel has quickly become my favorite photography channel. I appreciate your insightful discussions. You have inspired me to improve my photography. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and your images. Great work! Cheers,
Ed

Philip Rogers · June 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

A beautiful video Adam. Thank you so much for sharing this aswell as your knowledge.

Jim Bean · August 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm

Love the close up of the island!

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