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imagebyTerri December 18, 2014
This is beautiful and so worth getting cold to get that shot :)
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AlanJakarta February 27, 2015
Excellent shot & I agree well worth your effort. Congratulations on being Featured.
 
Remraf February 27, 2015
Great shot!
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tetvet February 27, 2015
beautiful,congrats
 
iceman2 February 27, 2015
Beautiful lead-in capture to that wonderful color sky!Congrats
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chuckrickman February 27, 2015
Stunning image. Congrats on being featured.
 
akhtarkhan February 27, 2015
A very nice low lighting simple pathway to achieve feature. Congrats on the feature.
 
Ingleman February 27, 2015
Simple image, often done, but rarely done this well. it looks great. Wonderful light and colour.
 
SheilaDraper February 27, 2015
Beautiful!! Wish I was standing there :)
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SusiStroud February 27, 2015
A very precise shot, beautiful alignment. Congratulations!
 
Thimbee February 27, 2015
very beautiful- like the distant lighthouse. Congrats on the feature
 
charlespfohl February 28, 2015
Thomas I love this shot and just had to share it all over social medial.
 
ARHPhotographer March 05, 2015
Love love the leading lines in this! Great job!
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RebelWarren March 05, 2015
Beautiful!!
 
estercastillo08 June 20, 2015
Great shot, voted Inspiring shot
 
nagendramedicherla August 23, 2015
really superb...
 
offpin22 December 23, 2016
Great shot
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RGHunt Feb 28
Very beautiful scene. Great composition.

Pathway To The Sun



There is only one time of the year when the sun aligns with the end of the pier when setting and it just so happens to be during the winter. It may not seem lik...
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There is only one time of the year when the sun aligns with the end of the pier when setting and it just so happens to be during the winter. It may not seem like it from the shot but it was rather cold out there but as far as I'm concerned, worth the effort. Thanks for taking the time to view, favor, and comment, I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on the south pier in St Joe Michigan
Time
It was late in the day, and very near to sunset.
Lighting
I chose a time when the sun aligns perfectly with the end of the pier, so that it would be part of the scene, but not a distractive element. This was something I had envisioned long before I even ventured out to do the shot. I keep a sketchpad journal of sorts with various ideas, and this was in there, it was just a matter of waiting for the right time which is something I knew from checking the alignment with the photographers epherimus.
Equipment
canon 40 d with a 17- 40 lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
I tend to look for and find different perspectives.
Editing
This was created from 2 exposures. 1 for the pier and the other for the sky, then blended with photomatix with some minor tweaking in photoshop.
In my camera bag
My camera body, several lenes, an assortment of filters, extra batteries, a charger, lens cloth and an extra memory card.
Feedback
Photography, while it might seem intimidating to some, in it's simplest form, is all about capturing light and manipulating light. Get to know your equipment and all the features and options you have available. Look at the various software editing programs on the market and pick a system that is right for you. Last but not least, keep it, and your photos simple, by eliminating elements that don't support your subject matter. From a foundational standpoint photography is all about learning the basics and mastering the basics and applying those skills to create something you'll be proud to share. For me I also have to say the words “Know Thyself”. Follow your fascinations despite what anyone else thinks because you never really know where they will lead you. If your really good at it, you may just find many treasures along life's path.

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