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5 Comments | Report
ginadepippo
 
ginadepippo December 27, 2014
You really captured the inherent sensual quality of nature that runs through all of us.
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richardpetersen December 27, 2014
thnx Gina...! ;-)
janland PRO+
 
janland January 26, 2015
Beautiful shot! Wonderful color and texture! Well done!
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richardpetersen January 26, 2015
thnx janland...!
haroldbostwick
 
haroldbostwick November 15, 2015
nice pic
KrisND
 
KrisND May 03, 2020
Outstanding! Love it!!
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richardpetersen May 03, 2020
Thank you KrisND....!!!
jeffgauthier
 
jeffgauthier December 21, 2020
What a cool piece of wood! Lots of character!!
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richardpetersen December 21, 2020
Thank you vey much jeffgauthier ...!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I was on a photography retreat with my friend and photography instructor Laurie Knowlton in Maine. On a spur of the moment she decided that we should do some shooting in Acadia National Park for the weekend. It was fall and we were looking forward to grabbing some of amazing scenery as the leaves were beginning to change.
Time
This photo was shot on October 3rd, 2014 @ 12:55pm at Hunters Beach, Mt Desert Island, Maine. Hunters' Beach is a bit of a secret spot and if you blinked you would miss it as you drive along.
Lighting
To tell the truth it was raining quite a bit those few days we were up there. Most of the time, if it wasnt raining, it was overcast. Still, Acadia National Park was just amazing especially for me not having been there before. I highly recommend anyone to visit if you are ever that far north.
Equipment
This particular photo was shot using an old Nikon D70s with a recently acquired Tokina 100mm AT-X Pro Prime lens.
Inspiration
As we descended down the hill from the main road we were forced to cross a mini stream on our way to the beach. Laurie had brought her 3 dogs with her and they were just loving the adventure as much as us. The sun had yet to show itself during the morning, so, as Laurie headed to shoot the waves i found myself prodding along the back edge of the beach. I needed to try out the new macro lens anyway, when i stumbled across this wild piece of driftwood. It had all these amazing patterns, so, well, I tried a few different angles and the photo you see here appeared to have the most expression.
Editing
Not a lot really. I use Adobe Lightroom. Here, on this photo i reduced the shadows a little bit and pulled in on the black a touch. That and added just a little sharpness. There wasnt alot for me to do here as i was just trying to present the wood in its natural beauty as much as possible.
In my camera bag
I am an amatuer photograher so I don't really have alot cameras and lenses. But, I have an Nikon D70s and 3 lenses. The Tokina fixed lens mentioned above, a Tamron 28-80mm 177D, and a Tamron 70-300mm 572D. The Tokina is for my macro stuff, the 28-80mm for group shots, and the 70-300mm for just about anything.
Feedback
Wow, I can't say I have any advice, but um, this piece of wood seemed to be asking me to try and see if i could find an interesting way to present it. So i just kept trying different angles and snapping shots. I knew once i got back home to review them I would see a shot or an angle I had missed. So I took a little more time and care on my shots that day. Thanks for your time people and have a great day...!

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