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Michael_Quinn

Morning Reflection



Reflection of the mountains on Ediza Lake on a smoky morning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Reflection of the mountains on Ediza Lake on a smoky morning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
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LCdutch PRO
 
LCdutch March 25, 2014
Incredible color and light. Good shooting!
CPF_Photography PRO
 
CPF_Photography May 16, 2014
Gob-smackingly good, perfect exposure and contrast all round
whiterabbits
 
whiterabbits May 16, 2014
Breathtaking!
AymanSaadedin
 
AymanSaadedin May 16, 2014
simplicity leads to perfection ,, really amazing one :)
johnsull
 
johnsull May 16, 2014
great shot
VictoriaKF
 
VictoriaKF May 16, 2014
This is gorgeous. Congrats on the feature!
cynthiabroomfield Premium
 
cynthiabroomfield May 16, 2014
Congrats on your feature, awesome capture!!!
catini
 
catini May 16, 2014
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 16, 2014
Fabulous shot. Congratulations.
lauraphotography
 
lauraphotography May 16, 2014
amazing shot
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 16, 2014
Beautiful scenery capture.Congrats!
GBloniarz PRO
 
GBloniarz May 16, 2014
Absolutely breathtaking! They need some high-rises & apartment complexes?
brentmorris
 
brentmorris May 16, 2014
One of my favorite places well captured
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 16, 2014
WOW ..! LOOOVE this, Mike ! :):)
WeeZie PRO
 
WeeZie May 16, 2014
Beautiful capture, great work!! Congrats on the feature!!
Brun0
 
Brun0 May 16, 2014
Amazing shot, congrats
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 16, 2014
Superb photograph, congratulations on your feature
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 16, 2014
Love this! Congratulations!
nitti
 
nitti May 16, 2014
Magnificent! Congrats
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn May 16, 2014
This is the kind of photography I aspire to. Just breathtaking. Congrats on a well deserved feature. I need a Nikon D90. :)
Amanda12345
 
Amanda12345 May 16, 2014
Beautiful
cpdoogan
 
cpdoogan May 18, 2014
What a beautiful location. Excellent image.
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 May 19, 2014
Great composition, tranquilityy personified.
MatthewDavidGager
 
MatthewDavidGager June 11, 2014
A prime example of "making a photograph"!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph August 05, 2014
Beautiful, well done.
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Cruiser48 October 01, 2014
Great find!!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater October 01, 2014
great shot
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VILANJ November 03, 2014
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
JoseV
 
JoseV March 05, 2015
Wow! like from a movie. Wonderful reflections. A definite masterpiece.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin March 11, 2015
...fantastic image, congrats on being a Finalist :-)
sinisaalmasi
 
sinisaalmasi March 29, 2015
Stunning gallery! bravo!
richardjackson
 
richardjackson April 14, 2015
brilliant photo...
Naturegirl85
 
Naturegirl85 May 08, 2015
What a AMAZING, BREATHTAKING capture!
donnescott
 
donnescott May 31, 2015
AMAZING SHOT AND VIEW. CONGRATS
Chillbrook PRO
 
Chillbrook June 09, 2015
Superb landscape work Michael!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 11, 2015
Pretty!
gunners42
 
gunners42 July 11, 2015
Excellent..... great Capture
famie01
 
famie01 August 12, 2015
lovely composition
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem August 20, 2015
Awesome.
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature August 21, 2015
Wonderful Capture Michael, Thank you for sharing your work

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Ediza Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Northern California.
Time
After staying up late taking pictures under moonlight, I got up before sunrise to run around the lake for the first light.
Lighting
A forest fire caused by lightning the day before caused smoke to settle on the peaks. The orange glow filled the basin as the moon set behind the mountains.
Equipment
This was taken on a Nikon D90 with an 18-105mm stock lens. As I was backpacking, I did not bring a tripod with me, but the situation lends itself to one.
Inspiration
I was in the Ansel Adams Wilderness after all. I experimented with black and white, but stuck with color for this particular version as the orange glow was so predominant.
Editing
There was no major post-processing to this photo. I only attempted to bring out the colors seen in the moment.
In my camera bag
I am now carrying a Nikon D7000, 18-140mm lens, 35mm f/1.8 prime lens, and Dolica 65" tripod.
Feedback
If you stumble into a situation that seems overwhelming, take your time. As this was one of my earlier photos, I had trouble taking it all in and getting the shot I wanted. When you are inexperienced and under a time constraint such as a sunrise, you begin taking as many photos as you can. This easily leads to poor framing and composition as those are no longer the primary objective. 20 good photos with 2 great shots is a lot more satisfying than 200 photos with the wrong settings accompanied by 10 okay photos. Better yet, when you are having trouble getting to sleep at night you might as well go ahead and think of every photographic scenario possible. Then when you finally encounter that moment you will be prepared. Only you won't have your camera with you. :)

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