JDesjardins
JDesjardins

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This was shot early morning before a walk through a flood plain by the river. There was a heavy cloud cover and overcast sky... it just suited the mood and atm...
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This was shot early morning before a walk through a flood plain by the river. There was a heavy cloud cover and overcast sky... it just suited the mood and atmosphere.
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22 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 30, 2015
Terrific mono shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon January 30, 2015
Congratulations on your feature
joeljoseph
 
joeljoseph January 30, 2015
a really good shot, deserves to be featured
catini
 
catini January 30, 2015
Great composition and mood, congrats on your feature!
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries January 30, 2015
Great B&W congrats!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman January 30, 2015
Nicely done. Congrats on being featured.
Barbpsp4
 
Barbpsp4 January 30, 2015
Fantabulous!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree January 30, 2015
Love this!
KIRWAN PRO+
 
KIRWAN January 30, 2015
Stunning. Well-deserved congrats
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud January 30, 2015
Love this shot and composition - Congrats on your feature.
JDesjardins
 
JDesjardins January 30, 2015
Thank you all, the irony here is that last night I looked at the empty award slot for "Featured on Homepage", laughed and muttered to myself "Fat Chance".
JDesjardins
 
JDesjardins January 30, 2015
I can not thank the Viewbug community enough. You have all helped me grow as a photographer, my hat goes off to you all.
fotogalmexican Platinum
 
fotogalmexican February 01, 2015
love the darkness and contrast
Hollypops PRO
 
Hollypops March 05, 2015
Fantastic
rg6guy
 
rg6guy March 05, 2015
Very Edgar Allan Poe! Awesome!
digger12
 
digger12 May 24, 2015
Very Nice
Anniec001
 
Anniec001 September 05, 2015
such a amazing photo captures every thing
magpiephotos
 
magpiephotos September 22, 2015
Magpie!
JohnnyFarre
 
JohnnyFarre October 28, 2015
Wonderful picture
janetkeenartistteacher
 
janetkeenartistteacher July 09, 2016
I really like the soft texture on this masterpiece. The mood is brooding and fereboding, yet tinged with hope because of the light. The texture on the wood is subtle and the cluds feathery. it works well in black and white because it encourages the eye to focus on the bird who is looking wistfully backwards towards the gloom. i would live to make a photo like this. Well done very inspiring.
offpin22
 
offpin22 January 08, 2017
Beautiful lighting
offpin22
 
offpin22 January 08, 2017
Beautiful lighting

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo is south Calgary in the parking lot of a dog walking park as we were prepping our gear to walk the adjacent river.
Time
Shot just after an overcast sunrise.
Lighting
The cloud cover was thick with the sun dimly shining through a few small areas in the sky.
Equipment
Handheld using Nikon D810 with a 24-70 f2.8 nikkor.
Inspiration
It just suited the moment .... timing was really everything.
Editing
Yes, I used lightroom and clarified the image a small amount, added a graduated filter and a monochrome filter.
In my camera bag
35mm 1.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, D810 body(all nikon). Also some extention tubes, extra batteries and some cleaning supplies....that's when I pack light lol
Feedback
Play with angles and don't over think it.... remember as long as you capture the moment ... regardless of gear or skill level...you did your job :D

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