by Skip Cohen
Before you read about Mark Toal's image above, click on it, and view it in the SCU lightbox. It really is a stunning image.
What I love most about it is the different perspective he's added by shooting at a low angle using a LUMIX S5 mounted on a Platypod. I've shared several images over the last few months, all going back to a low angle and shooting in a way that's different from how most photographers might view the scene.
Mark sent me these two images and wrote:
I've attached a photo of the new Lumix S5 with the Lumix S 16-35mm lens on the Platypod and the final image from the S5. I shot it at a shutter speed of 3.2 seconds at f/22, ISO 100.
I wanted the low angle so I could get the rocks and the Platypod worked perfectly and adjusted to the uneven surface perfectly.
The image was taken at Trillium Lake with Mt Hood in the distance.
A big thanks to Mark for always sharing great content. He should be on your radar. Here's the link to his website and blog.
And take the time to get to know the LUMIX Ambassador team too. This group is one of the most diverse and creative teams in photo, and all the ambassadors should be on your radar. Looking for more great content? Check out the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page - there are always great conversations and images shared by LUMIX artists from around the world.
Looking for information about the new full-frame LUMIX S5 - click on the thumbnail below. And watch the short video featuring LUMIX Ambassador Todd White out and about with the S5 as well. This is great stuff!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.