WHY THE RECIPE
It's Tuesday morning just before 9 a.m. in November.
As so often, I have my small Fuji X-E 4 with the compact 23mm f2 on it.
On this day I was really glad that I had put the camera in my work bag the night before.
It was the fresh November colors that forced me to record these scenes.
The sun was still very flat and shone through the woods.
I started my camera and put in my "50s Diner" recipe.
The edge of the forest was still a little too flat for me personally from the light mood and so I increased the shadows in my tone curve to +3 to create more contrast in the shadows. To make the whole scene a little softer and more cinematic I chose the most open aperture (f2).
I know shooting landscapes with aperture two is not something you learn in a textbook, but I find it gives me a more intense mood for the moment.