Taking a photograph, that is releasing the shutter, is only one (very small) step of making a photograph. Consumer cameras make it look like it is the only step, and even in the past, with analog cameras and photographic labs, it looked like that as well. But no photograph comes "#StraightOutOfCamera", not a digital one, and not an analog one. Every photo goes through some sort of process whether is intentional or not, or whether is you or someone else who does it. I personally try to decide as much as possible how I want my pictures to look. That is why I have never felt comfortable taking pictures with smartphones. That is why I like to develop and scan my own film. That is why I started to use physical filters to control dynamic range or to extend my exposure time.
I know that I lose control in many steps of the photographic process, I know that shooting film is not the most purist type of photography, and I know that some of my photos are not as good as I would like to or as I think they are. But I think that knowledge of how photographs are made is one of the most valuable tools that a photographer can have to improve.
For this photograph I did not have my graduated neutral density filters at hand, so I decided to use a very old hack called the #BlackCardTechnique. With this technique you basically block the light reaching part of the sensor for some portion of the total exposure. The result is a more balanced photo with higher dynamic range. The same result can be achieved taking multiple exposures and letting the computer blend bracketed images, but I prefer to do things right from the beginning and not just "fix it in post".
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