josephleduc Platinum

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Hard to focus when the snow is being driven toward the camera. No camera was harmed during this shoot just the photographer. Self-portrait with a radio remote.....
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Hard to focus when the snow is being driven toward the camera. No camera was harmed during this shoot just the photographer. Self-portrait with a radio remote..
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Runner Up in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume43
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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26 Comments | Report
CPKphoto Jan 27
that's what you call long-term exposure
CPKphoto Jan 27
magnificent a picture
gman176 Jan 28
Very creative! Love the story.
greigfennell Platinum
greigfennell Feb 04
Been there!! Great shot!!
Autum11 Platinum
Autum11 Feb 09
I would to know what he wS shooting! This is a great shot. What questions it creates, great inspiration!
BarrettMyers PRO+
BarrettMyers Feb 17
I love this photo!
carltanner Platinum
carltanner Feb 18
Dedication to the craft!! Will we have to chip you out with icepicks?!!😆😝
DanRT Feb 19
Great theme, nice detail, excellent all around.
deekaycee Ultimate
deekaycee Mar 03
Wonderful photo! Here’s to receiving photo contest runner up honors!
lifearound PRO
lifearound Mar 03
amazing! the quintessence of raw side of the hobby
Rmay1 PRO+
Rmay1 Mar 05
Congratulations on runner up for monthly pro my friend.
Movielighter Platinum
Movielighter Mar 06
I need a jacket just to look at this photo! Great capture
AnnHopta PRO+
AnnHopta Mar 06
I love this! So darn true. Well deserved award!
teresafinnerty Ultimate
Joseph I always love your work.. Congratulations
Great shot !
karinmcfarlane PRO+
Brrr, I know the feeling!!!
michellewallace_7703 PRO+
You Sir are to be congratulated, given the degree of difficulty this is technically inspiring, and an inspiring narrative.
DAsEye Mar 11
I love this shot, it shows the misery of standing in the snow. I would have covered my camera if I were him.
831John Mar 11
determination, such a great capture
IonNedelcu Platinum
IonNedelcu Mar 13
Not just creative, but also remarkable stamina. Great self-portrait. And glad no camera was harmed. Look like the photographer also made it back inside to upload the shot. 😉
garik Mar 15
SkinMechanix Mar 17
A wonderful image. I share your pain. :)
RSeanC Platinum
RSeanC Mar 19
Great picture awesome
Byronfairphotography PRO+
Love this shot.
psguru Mar 26
Thats one determined photographer.
NickFranklin Ultimate
NickFranklin Mar 29
Great selfie.
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Behind The Lens

I took this self-portrait in my backyard during a snowstorm.
I was watching the snowstorm and decided to do a self-portrait for a winter theme. It was mid-afternoon and the light was very flat and overcast.
The snowstorm made the light very flat with very little contrast.
I set up my second tripod with my Nikon D850 with a radio remote to fire the camera. I used a 90mm Tamron lens and set it to autofocus.
I love photographing in fresh snow during a storm. I placed a prop Nikon D850 with a broken flash and covered it in snow. I went outside and rubbed snow on myself for effect. I had the remote in my right hand to trigger the camera.
I did very little processing other than crop and used photoshop curves to add contrast and sharpness.
In my camera bag
I have Nikon D850 Nikon D7100 and a D300 converted to infrared. For lenses, I have a Nikon 50mm F1.4 Nikon 70-200 F 2.8 for Tamron 24-70 Tamron 90mm macro, and a Tamron 150-600 I use Godox for flash
I would tell anyone to just have fun and don"t be afraid to get out in bad weather. I have stood in the middle of rain storms and had my [prop] camera covered in mud or ice to create interesting environmental portraits.

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