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Catching the rays



Catching the rays

Catching the rays
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riaanjacobs
 
riaanjacobs May 26, 2013
Like the contrast
srimanta
 
srimanta May 26, 2013
excellent shot...
frederic2013
 
frederic2013 May 26, 2013
super beautiful
Nripen Kalita
 
Nripen Kalita May 26, 2013
Excellent shot....nice lighting!!!
paulmullin
 
paulmullin May 26, 2013
Contrast & clarity are spot on!
arunsiddharth
 
arunsiddharth May 26, 2013
Excellent
MariposaRosa
 
MariposaRosa May 26, 2013
Excellent composition! Great colors and lighting! Congrats on your award!
Krishnaa
 
Krishnaa May 26, 2013
Great Photography...
Liked....
Have a look at my clicks..
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 26, 2013
Wonderful shot with beautiful colors. Congratulations on your Award.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr May 26, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats!
allenhoward PRO
 
allenhoward May 26, 2013
Magnificent!
pinakitwo
 
pinakitwo May 26, 2013
Excellent capture
jleiweke
 
jleiweke May 27, 2013
Congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper May 27, 2013
congratulations. terrific.
duanenorrie
 
duanenorrie May 27, 2013
Thanks for all the comments who would have thought that I would win an award it just goes to show that even amateurs have a chance in the world of photography
davyxy
 
davyxy May 27, 2013
Wonderful shot... Congrats...
herman-anwar
 
herman-anwar May 27, 2013
nice editing...love the color...
DaveGovier
 
DaveGovier May 28, 2013
The colour contrast is exceptional, a real top quality image
Tkay PRO+
 
Tkay May 28, 2013
Beautiful! Congrats!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 May 28, 2013
Beautiful capture and colors! Congrats!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 28, 2013
Gorgeous....Congrats!! =)
limitedxposure
 
limitedxposure May 28, 2013
Very nice shot
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 28, 2013
Great capture of light that show excellent contrast.Congrats!
bobbynall
 
bobbynall May 29, 2013
Awesome capture !!
Enamorada
 
Enamorada May 31, 2013
Gorgeous!!
JDJohnson Premium
 
JDJohnson May 31, 2013
excellent photo...very well done..fav,awarded
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn June 01, 2013
Very pretty shot of this lone tree, great lighting, great post processing, lovely contrasting colors. Congrats on the award, well done.
Palominolady PRO+
 
Palominolady June 04, 2013
Stunning! Fantastic! Love, love the lighting, composition, colors and how the scene is placed within the frame. Awesome shot!
katikaputt
 
katikaputt June 09, 2013
Love this shot, well done
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 07, 2013
Beautiful shot.
dalepausinga PRO
 
dalepausinga August 06, 2013
nice
GrahamF PRO+
 
GrahamF August 22, 2013
Dynamic image!
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi August 27, 2013
LOVE this....
VTPhotographer2018
 
VTPhotographer2018 August 27, 2013
This is gorgeous!!! I love lonely tree photos!!! Great job!!! Keep them coming!
seatonimages
 
seatonimages November 23, 2013
completely beautiful image, well done!
leighjg
 
leighjg December 13, 2013
love this.. just voted for it in the sanctuary comp.. good luck
angiecoons
 
angiecoons December 25, 2013
Beautiful
johnhove
 
johnhove February 11, 2014
Wonderful contrast, fantastic job
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 10, 2014
Congrats on being a finalist!
johnfcovin
 
johnfcovin March 10, 2014
WOW! Such a wonderful capture! Congratulations.
deej211
 
deej211 March 11, 2014
♡♡♡
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw March 12, 2014
well deserved
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 13, 2014
congrtats, please, check out my works
lito
 
lito March 23, 2014
Congratulations!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree August 01, 2014
Lovely light!
brentmorris PRO+
 
brentmorris January 11, 2015
Wonderful light and creativity
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 19, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being the Winner.
phillg PRO+
 
phillg January 20, 2015
Great shot with beautiful light, Congrats
miroslavbojadzijevski
 
miroslavbojadzijevski January 20, 2015
Excelent!!!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 03, 2015
It`s amazing!
Betty_A
 
Betty_A March 17, 2015
Wonderful light and colors.
pitterpatter
 
pitterpatter April 13, 2015
Congrats!
talias-travels
 
talias-travels April 14, 2015
This is absolutely stunning, Australia I guess?
duanenorrie
duanenorrie May 26, 2015
Correct New South Wales
willowannafalleni
 
willowannafalleni April 14, 2015
Love the atmosphere perfect combination of light and dark quite striking well done!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 16, 2015
Beautiful shot. Congrats!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree May 27, 2015
Love the colors!
RMSano Premium
 
RMSano June 02, 2015
Awesome shot!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel July 06, 2015
Catching a great landscape, too. The tree draws me in.
rudolfwelsink
 
rudolfwelsink April 07, 2017
well-executed this photo
adavies PRO
 
adavies July 06, 2017
Gorgeous! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
I was driving home to my mothers place which is a town called Nundle in New South Wales, Australia, as I made a left turn to take the last 40km's to her home I spotted this tree.
Time
This photo was taken at 19:07 in 2011
Lighting
What made me stop the car and jump out was the sunset with an approaching storm and how the light was making this tree out as a lonely survivor. With out the orange and blue there would not have been a picture. To me lighting is an essential key to a photograph.
Equipment
for this photo I sed a Canon 7D with a Canon kit lens EF-S 18-200mm (f/3.5-5.6 IS) I shot this at 50 mm allowing for the approaching storm to capture the tree. I shot this hand held as I did not have a Tripod at the time and I took 3 captures at 2 stops apart on either side so I had at least the dynamic range. I shot in Aperture priority. The photo I chose to post process was 1/80 f/8.0 ISO100.
Inspiration
I love the beauty of the tree being painted with the orange sunset, and the incoming storm that was approaching making the tree seem all alone and isolated. Also the fact that sometimes just seeing what you think may be a spur of the moment photo can be your most rewarded photo if taken with care and not over processed.
Editing
I use Lightroom to post process and I always shoot in Raw allowing me the latitude to bring out the beauty of the scene I took. Generally I start with the top panel and work my way through the rest of the panels pushing the whites and blacks and a little clarity. Some times I may use photoshop to get rid of some pesky grass as I shot this picture over some distance and content aware I feel is best sorted in Photoshop allowing for a non destructive process.
In my camera bag
I carry I wide range of gear, I use Canon products such as the Canon 1DX and The Canon 7D mkii, but recently I have been using the Sony mirrorless system A6000 & the a7ii as I love it pureness with colour and I now have the sigma mount converter MC-11 which now allows me to use all of my Canon glass. Most of my glass I now use are of the higher quality such as the 17mm TSE lens 70-200mm 2.8 pro series lens etc due the subjects that I shoot. However all though I may have these lenses and high end camera I find the best piece of equipment I have is my eyes and brain and I use it instead of the cameras brain, and now I shoot in manual mode which I feel now allows me to take full use of my camera and lenses making for much more interesting photos and much less photos being taken.
Feedback
See the LIGHT, Seize the LIGHT and most of all capture the LIGHT and your subject no matter what is will prosper and will make your photography and picture taking rewarding. Secondly shoot in Manual it is not hard and there are many tutorials all over the internet to teach you believe me it will make your picture shine as it makes you have to slow down go back to my first statement, See the LIGHT, Seize the LIGHT and most of all capture the LIGHT. Thirdly enjoy your photography and get out there and shoot as with practice you can learn and with learning you can only become a better Photographer. Lastly get feedback from other photographers and take all criticism good and bad and cipher through it and take the best bits of information and apply it to your photography, then and only then will you become a photographer and not a picture snapper.

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