Ben Messick Photography

Mesquite Dawn

In yesterday’s post, I said how I liked to turn my camera’s viewfinder to black and white… Just as important is remembering to turn it back to normal. Saturday morning, I got up at oh dark 30 and went to my favorite look-out in Sedona to watch the sun rise. I took a few photos and they looked awful. No shape, no color. I assumed there just wasn’t enough color/light to make a good photo. I left shortly thereafter. When I got back and looked at the images on my computer, I realized that I had turned down the contrast and turned off the color on the viewfinder from an earlier shoot, but it was too dark for me to realize. Live & learn or is it shoot & learn? 🤦‍♂️

I took this photograph on a pull-off on Upper Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona, Arizona. I used a Nikon Z5 camera using a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 S lens (1/8 sec at ƒ/2.8, ISO 100, 24mm). I edited the image in Adobe Lightroom.

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