Photographer's Request for Critique
Reading this after trying to figure out what's shown here? This is a 200mm shot of salt flats in the early morning in Death Valley. There's a variety of streams crossing through the flat which is rendered slightly blue by the strong gold color temperature of reflected light in the water. The reflected light comes from mountains in the distance catching the first rays of sunrise. The reason this reflected light fills the entire scene is not because the mountains were twenty thousand feet high, but rather because I compressed the scene at a very low angle with a long lens and then blended five images together for the extreme depth of field needed. Those images covered the areas depicted here, which ranged from 15ft to over half a mile away. Everything was shot at f/16. Since I previsualized this and witnessed the scene with my eyes, I didn't want the camera to have the final say in what can be sharp and what can't, hence the blending.