November 2019 | Gaspésie
Published on: 11th November 2019
By David Noton Phototgraphy
It's good to be back in Canada - it always is. The Salt Marsh is a mirror at dawn with this view from Penouille Beach in Forillon National Park. As the sun is about to rise directly behind me, I rush to capture the scene lit by the soft dawn light. A pair of ducks paddle through my frame; quickly I raise the ISO to 400 and just manage to squeeze off a few exposures as the first duck exits the stage to the right.
The full story Behind the Lens on this shoot is now Live in the November 2019 edition of our f11 Photography Magazine. Canada, and Quebec in particular, features heavily in this month's issue, starting with Behind the Lens, What's In A Picture? and the Video Blog from our recent trip to the Gaspé Peninsula; a wild headland draped in autumn colour which claims to be the birthplace of the nation. The Quebec adventure also spawned this month’s two Post-Production Videos, with Part One following me as I process a picture of horses in the mist, paying particular attention to colour balance by using the HSL tab to adjust the saturation of individual colours, and Part Two paying particular attention to a seemingly burnt out sky in a minimal colour image of Cap Gaspé. The seasonal theme continues in Stepping Back as I recall a memorable autumnal shoot in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
The changeable weather we often see this time of year is often just what we photographers wish for, with showers interspersing with autumnal sunshine in quick session. With such a session in mind I deconstruct how best to photograph rainbows in this month’s How It’s Done, while Guest Columnist Angela Nicholson sets the record straight on the recent growth in full-frame camera numbers, which has got people wondering what all the fuss is about.
I’ve known Helen Gilks, the MD of Nature Picture Library, since the early Eighties, which is why I’m delighted to welcome her to our Guest Feature slot. The stock photography industry has undergone enormous change in the past 20 years or more, but specialists such as the Nature Picture Library still have an important role to play. Ailsa McWhinnie spoke to Helen about where the industry is going.
And finally, a few images from f11s in this month’s Member’s Gallery share the common trait of unlocked impact left lurking in the RAW. As usual I offer constructive appraisal.
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