This fine art image was taken at Nelson Ghost Town in Nelson, Nevada on September 2nd, 2014. In Nelson Ghost Town there are so many neat, old structures and objects left untouched for the public to view and photograph. This quaint, little trailer was probably my favorite thing there. Nelson Ghost town is somewhat on a hill that slopes down into more mountains and I absolutely loved the white rock that surrounded this particular spot. I am a fan of the minimalism and I could not help the simple composition of the trailer in between the white rock shown here. There’s something nice about the contrast of the shiny metal covering of the trailer and the rock/dirt surrounding it.
Some settings that would be important to note for this image was the low 100ISO, shutter speed of 1/1600 and the aperture of f2.2. Now normally I wouldn’t photograph a landscape at an aperture that low but I feel like this turned out great just the same and I achieved the depth of field I wanted for this image. Some edits I did in Photoshop were content-aware fill for the cut-off shadows and a hat on the bottom. I did some slight additional sharpening with a high pass filter, as well as some exposure adjustments.
This photo is currently being displayed in the BYU-Idaho Spori Building foyer.