WendyHudnall
WendyHudnall

Into The Mystic



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gondmagdi July 18, 2014
awesome shot !
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Storycatcher October 15, 2014
I like the way the one light on the pier makes me stop and look at the entire image again.
WendyHudnall
WendyHudnall October 15, 2014
Thank you. I like the way you look at my image with an eye for detail. Greatly appreciate it :)
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SnowbunnyPhotography October 16, 2014
WOW! This is amazing! Where was this taken? :-) Love the leading lines and lighting. Love your work! :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was captured in Kings Beach, California on the shore of Lake Tahoe
Time
The time was 15 minutes after sunset.
Lighting
Twilight was falling and there was very little light visible to the eye. A 30 second exposure allowed me to capture light and colors I wasn't aware were there. The subtleties felt like magic.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 16-35 2.8L II, Really Right Stuff tripod & head, remote release.
Inspiration
I had taken a similar shot of this pier in the summer season and wanted a winter companion shot to further enhance my story. This shot is much more subtle and calming than the summer shot which has a powerful feel. I really loved the blend of purple and gold colors captured in the last light of the day. As a side note, I had a showing of this piece in an art fair this past summer. By coincidence the owner of the pier passed by, recognized her pier and loved the image. She bought the piece and it is now on display in her great room, the photographic tribute overlooking the real thing just out the window.
Editing
Lightroom adjustments for capture sharpening, lens correction, and basic adjustments. Photoshop used to adjust the mid tones & highlights, correct perspective on the pier and sharpen for web. I also use luminosity channel selections to dodge and burn highlights and shadows.
In my camera bag
I'm a gadget girl at heart so my bag is always full. It makes me happy except when I'm climbing up that steep hill. Camera, various lenses (I'm a huge believer in renting lenses I don't own to fit whatever situation I will be in), Lee ND & grad filters (can't get enough long expo water shots), remote release, Hoodman loop, multiple flashlights, Pano head and nodal slide for panoramas, extra batteries & memory cards, extra lens cloths (I'm always loosing those) sunscreen & lip balm...small weatherproof speaker (I love music when I'm shooting but not headphones. I don't want that bear sneaking up on me.)
Feedback
Long exposure shots often bring out color and light that your naked eye can't see. Don't pack it in too early and don't be afraid to shoot in the dark. A sturdy tripod, long exposure and lowest possible ISO may surprise you.

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