|Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 100, ƒ/14, 1/320|
|Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 180, ƒ/14, 1/250|
Now driving down the road and just looking out the window might be closer to the video, but stopping and pausing is how a still image allows people to visually savor the moment.
|Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 720, ƒ/22, 1/250|
I am making notes in my head about locations like this one. I am noticing how the light is affecting the scene for this time of day. What if I could come back at sunrise or even sunset, would that improve the scene to have more visual impact.
In other words is there a better time of day to hit the visual pause button to stop and enjoying the scene more than this moment?
|Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 110, ƒ/6.3, 1/250|
|Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 250, ƒ/8, 1/250|
|Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 560, ƒ/8, 1/250|
Is the photo better when I show the people on the stairs better to give perspective or is this closer shot better?
Sometimes we need to spend more time absorbing our surroundings so we can truly pause our bodies to allow us time to not just feel the peace but examine why this brings so much joy to our lives.
To capture moments that move others and not just ourselves we cannot expect a photo from a moving car to compare to the one where you stopped and did like the friends having a picnic did–stay long enough to allow the scene to permeate you completely and then you can decide the best lens, angle and composition that will capture something that truly moves not just you but others as well.