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Restoration



A photo about communion with nature, and the healing it provides.

A photo about communion with nature, and the healing it provides.
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56 Comments | Report
Ghafur
 
Ghafur September 03, 2012
nice photo
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions October 12, 2012
congrats
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw October 12, 2012
Beautiful capture. Congrats
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska October 12, 2012
very nice
rabbottbrailey
 
rabbottbrailey October 12, 2012
Congratulations on feature.
rabbottbrailey
 
rabbottbrailey October 12, 2012
Voted, also!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 12, 2012
Nice muted colours and an ethereal feel, congratulations on our feature
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 October 12, 2012
Congrats!
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder October 12, 2012
Exceptional great composition and color Congrats
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder October 12, 2012
Exceptional great composition and color Congrats
chalkboarddream
 
chalkboarddream October 12, 2012
Amazing! congrats!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan October 12, 2012
An awesome image! Congrats!!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 12, 2012
Congrats!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 12, 2012
Congratulations on feature
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 October 12, 2012
Nice shot!
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac October 12, 2012
Congratulations on your feature
JimDavis143
 
JimDavis143 October 12, 2012
EXCELLENT taste from the judges, and excellent shot by you....
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY October 12, 2012
Magnificent - congrats on the well-deserved award!
Marian PRO+
 
Marian October 12, 2012
Congrats on your feature!!!Beautiful capture!!!
gaylebaird
 
gaylebaird October 12, 2012
Beautiful. This truly speaks to me. Thank you.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan October 12, 2012
Naturally beautiful, great pose, wonderful location and nice lighting. Brilliant work. Congrats on the feature.
bernieyoung
 
bernieyoung October 12, 2012
beautiful!
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi October 12, 2012
nice work,,congrats
bobbynall
 
bobbynall October 12, 2012
Cool capture
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates October 12, 2012
Nice work, love the lighting! Congrats!
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry October 12, 2012
Congratulations on your feature :)
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud October 12, 2012
Perfect shot and Light! Congrats on your Feature!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 12, 2012
Beautiful capture ***** Congratulations on your feature ...:~)
sasi_cyborg
 
sasi_cyborg October 12, 2012
great shot with natural lighting....congrats.........voted
Rosemaryswan
 
Rosemaryswan October 13, 2012
Amazing. Gives a sense of such peace.
achal_shah
 
achal_shah October 13, 2012
Very beautiful!!
CB1985
 
CB1985 October 13, 2012
Cool Shot. Like the Lighting and Comp. Is that a massive squirrel nest top left?
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom October 13, 2012
congrats on feature!
fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican October 14, 2012
cool
rajeevalochanperubhotla
 
rajeevalochanperubhotla October 14, 2012
amazing work ,Congrats
DustinsMom
 
DustinsMom October 15, 2012
Congrats on your featured hall of fame.
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Woombaway October 16, 2012
congrats
arunmozhi_btech
 
arunmozhi_btech October 18, 2012
wow!!!
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 October 22, 2012
Beautifully put together! Congrats on the feature!
ChrissyJones
 
ChrissyJones October 28, 2012
Lovely
bud82520 PRO+
 
bud82520 October 28, 2012
Well done!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter November 01, 2012
Beautiful capture. Congrats on your feature!- Jake
JayLawler
 
JayLawler January 31, 2013
Perfect :)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ February 10, 2013
great image
limar1974
 
limar1974 February 12, 2013
really nice job!voted
juliegibbs
 
juliegibbs February 13, 2013
Beautiful!
purplefiddler
 
purplefiddler February 14, 2013
Lovely.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 02, 2013
previously commented, voted
annaweston
 
annaweston March 02, 2013
beautiful
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 04, 2013
Great shot. Voted. - Jake
Etna PRO+
 
Etna March 31, 2013
Nice shot!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 03, 2013
Great shot. Voted. - Jake
tlcfriendlyredhead
 
tlcfriendlyredhead April 12, 2013
color and composition rock
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 12, 2013
Well done
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 05, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the Mindfulness contest
nandicmb
 
nandicmb December 08, 2015
Congratulations on all your Awards!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this image in a local wooded area on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Los Angeles isn't generally thought of as having lots of nature, but if you look for it, you can find some real gems!
Time
This was just after noon, which is a time I highly avoid shooting at. I believe I'd run late this day and decided to try the shot anyway. As it happened, the trees filtered the light for me beautifully, which ended up adding to the shot is a way I wouldn't have expected.
Lighting
I almost NEVER shoot in noon sun; I do everything I can to avoid it. But, occasionally, it will really work for you! This is one of those situations where things going wrong can make your image turn out right :)
Equipment
I was using a Nikon D40 with a 35-70mm kit lens. No other equipment, just the camera!
Inspiration
I had recently read an article about the inherent healing found in being surrounded by nature and I wanted to create an image around that idea. This large, sturdy log provided a perfect bed for my model, Aly Darling, to drape herself over and look like she had actually gone to sleep like that!
Editing
I adjusted the colors and upped the saturation of the greens and added a vignette. I played with some curves and gradations of colors to enhance the natural golden light which was shimmering down on Aly.
In my camera bag
Nowadays, I shoot with a Nikon D5100. I still have, and use, my 35-70mm kit lens, along with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens which I use more often. A tripod and remote shutter releases are always along too!
Feedback
Scope out locations in nature and pay attention to how the light falls on it during the day. As I said, I would normally never choose to shoot at high noon, but sometimes the unexpected works! See if you can find a natural spot which looks like it would be comfortable to sit or lay in. It probably won't be that comfortable, but your model can pretend it is for a few minutes while you take your shot :) The more believable your model makes it look, the more peaceful the image will feel. And keep trying! If something doesn't work, just try it again! :)

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