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Heart of Winter



I stumbled across this dead Fireweed in my yard. I loved the natural lighting and the shadows created by the curled up leaves. The time of day was right to form...
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I stumbled across this dead Fireweed in my yard. I loved the natural lighting and the shadows created by the curled up leaves. The time of day was right to form a crude heart. Its one of my easiest and favourite photos.
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JimCumming
 
JimCumming February 12, 2013
sweet shot
jojoxena
 
jojoxena March 18, 2013
simply brilliant.
MissSandy PRO+
 
MissSandy October 04, 2013
Love this! Contrived with your own lights? :D
anjgonon
 
anjgonon January 29, 2014
this is outstanding!
Gaydee
 
Gaydee March 04, 2014
Very neat shot...voted :)
dbentley
 
dbentley August 15, 2014
I love hearts. This is so clean and simple, but beautiful!
artifarti2012
 
artifarti2012 October 19, 2014
Beautiful in its simplicity :-)
roccochiara
 
roccochiara January 22, 2015
...comunque...magnifico!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I was planning to go on an afternoon hike one winter day. I stepped out into my backyard to pick up the trail. I only took a few steps when i noticed the heart created by a dead fireweed plant. Its probably the easiest and simplest photo i ever took.
Time
Late Morning
Lighting
The lighting was little harsher than i would have liked and with shadows in the frame,exposure had to be fairly accurate.
Equipment
Minolta Maxxum 9 -35mm film camera with a 100mm 2.8
Inspiration
I love shadows and patterns on the snow in winter. I love the abstracts that sometimes can make for a very unique photograph.
Editing
I added little contrast to this photo
In my camera bag
I shoot with a Sony Alpha 900-25MP Digital---a 100mm 2.8 macro---24mm 1.4 Wide Angle---28-105mm 4.5 Zoom---70-400mm 4.5 Telephoto. Several filters including polarizers. Minolta Program 5600-High Speed Flash
Feedback
The hardest thing is finding something interesting in a shadow/s or patterns. Use your imagination and look hard. Be open minded and try to see the "abstract". Good Shooting!

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