CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography

Waiting for A Friend



"All the lonely trees, just waiting for a friend, to take their picture. I love the way they stand".

This lonely tree is found at Fairly Lake ne...
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"All the lonely trees, just waiting for a friend, to take their picture. I love the way they stand".

This lonely tree is found at Fairly Lake near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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9 Comments | Report
Pascale
 
Pascale November 18, 2014
Wow!!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography December 16, 2014
Thank you!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 19, 2014
This is awesome!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography December 16, 2014
Thank you!
loripeterson
 
loripeterson November 21, 2014
Such a gorgeous image!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography December 16, 2014
Thank you so very much!
quantal-quetzal
 
quantal-quetzal December 12, 2014
I'd just like to say that this is one of the most outstanding photos that I've ever had the privilege of seeing.

With that said, I feel like it may benefit from a slightly increased saturation. Still, that's just my personal opinion. Outstanding work!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography December 16, 2014
It is presented how I intended. Thank you for your comments!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life December 15, 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE this !!! :):) I love the title too !! fabulous tree and capture! So peaceful! 8)
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography December 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind thoughts!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb February 06, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography March 05, 2015
Thank you Bruno!
juliaclairerandle
 
juliaclairerandle April 07, 2015
Breathtaking!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography April 08, 2015
Many thanks!
CPF_Photography PRO
 
CPF_Photography May 11, 2015
Hi Carrie, you are the winner of my Lone Tree Challenge and wanted to thank you for your wonderful entry. A superb shot that fitted the contest title perfectly. A beautiful tree and reflection make all the more perfect for being slightly off centre, congratulations!
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography May 11, 2015
Thank you so much! I feel so honoured as there were so many fine entries! Thank you so very much for your kind comments about my image!
Nishant-101 PRO
 
Nishant-101 May 16, 2015
stunner
CarrieColePhotography
CarrieColePhotography May 27, 2015
Thank you so much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This beautiful tree sits just off shore at Fairy Lake near Port Renfrew, on stunning Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems a fitting name for a lake upon which this enchanting scene unfolded.
Time
This was shot mid day under cloudy skies, which is a great time to capture scenes such as this. The cloudy skies providing the perfect soft light.
Lighting
The lighting is good even thought it was shot mid day.
Equipment
This was shot with the very good Sony NEX-7 with a telephoto lens. It is a 5 second exposure shot at F8. I used a Hoya ND 400 to make the long exposure, so a tripod was essential. There was no wind and so the reflection was perfect.
Inspiration
I have visited this location on several occasions but all other times it's been raining the kind of downpour one only sees on the west coast. This time the lighting and conditions were favourable and so even though we were heading on to other destinations I convinced my husband that we needed to spend some time here. Also, I'm drawn to lonely trees like this. They seem to be waiting for someone to come along and take their picture!
Editing
My post-processing is very minimal. Some sharpening and contrast adjustments using Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I love hiking and discovering new areas with my family along and so I keep the equipment to a minimal. I am shooting with the very good Sony A7. For lenses I typically bring along the very sharp Sony FE 55 1.8 Zeiss, Sony FE 24-70Z, and Sony E 10-18. I bring along Lee Filter's including the Big Stopper and Little Stopper and ND Grads in that line.
Feedback
In the case of this particular tree, patience is the key, for the weather conditions aren't always the best for capturing this tree. Be prepared to return to a location to shoot if conditions aren't good.

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