The High Trail

In my early days of photography, I braced against adding the "human element" to landscape photos. The fact I learned about this from professional photographers made no difference.

Eventually, I pondered the idea, decided to experiment, and see where it went.

In the three examples, we could agree there is the human element, of some kind.

Also, the human element does not necessarily need to be big and bold, although it can be.

Keeping it as simple as a foot or a bench may be enough to create something slightly different, and an element of scale even.

Now could be the time to experiment if you have not included the human element in your landscape photos.

Image #1205

  • Canon PowerShot G12: f/5.6 1/1250 ISO 400

Image #1214

  • Canon PowerShot G12: f/5.6 1/1250 ISO 400

Image #2303

  • Nikon D600: f/8 1/500 ISO400
  • Nikkor 24-120mm lens