Ricardo Kalaidjian
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No. 4 BIG SUR

I said I was going to talk about New York didn't I?

Well I lied

Todays topic of conversation is landscapes 🏞

[DISCLAIMER: This is not my area of expertise, if you have any tips I would love to hear them in the comments] 

Continuing on my California adventure, one of the main stops of the trip was Big Sur, a stretch between Carmel and San Simeon on the coast. 

In my mind there are two ways to go about landscape photography, one focuses on grand open scenery like the pictures above, and the other on smaller details, like the ones below. 

I've been to many landscape-y places like Norway, Ireland, and others, but I have to say California is close to the top of my list. I think it has something to do with the color of the rocks that contrasts so well with the turquoise blue ocean.

Everything I shot on this trip was using my Leica MP with either the 35mm Summilux f1.4 or 50mm Summarit f2.5, using Portra 400

I could have gone with Provia or Ektar like I have done with previous landscapes but I wanted as much dynamic range as I could get, and I also wanted a granier look. I'm really happy with how they turned out. 


Thats it for today

If you're here from Reddit welcome! I'm very happy to have you!

I love everything about r/analog, so many great photographers

 

I've decided to post on a Monday/Thursday schedule

We'll see how that goes for now

 

Talk to you soon,

Ricardo