ChelseaTracyPhotography
ChelseaTracyPhotography

Still Waters Run Deep



After a week of heavy rain, I took the camera out for a sunset as the clouds were clearing. No wind and textured clouds resulted in some of my favorite lightin...
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After a week of heavy rain, I took the camera out for a sunset as the clouds were clearing. No wind and textured clouds resulted in some of my favorite lighting as the sun hit the mountains on the opposite horizon.
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carmentquesada August 01, 2016
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carmentquesada August 01, 2016
Great shot!!!
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ChelseaTracyPhotography September 11, 2016
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Lake Eyak in Cordova, Alaska.
Time
This was taken on December 19th around 2:00 pm. We had gone through quite a bit of rain recently, and I wanted to get out to enjoy the sunset. As it was mid-winter, the sun was going to be setting fairly early, so I grabbed my gear and headed out for a walk.
Lighting
One of my favorite things to do when shooting a sunset is to shoot the opposite horizon. When I arrived at the lake, the sun was just hitting the tops of these mountains, and with the still air and perfect reflection, I knew this was the way to go.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon T2i and the 24-70 2.8 I.
Inspiration
I love reflections, but I didn't just want the reflection. I wanted some sort of storyline with the shore and the buildings along the runway. In the composition, I wanted it to describe what Alaska is and how it is to live here.
Editing
I brought down the highlights a bit to maintain the details in the snow-covered mountains, and lightened the shadows to show the bits of wispy fog along the hillside.
In my camera bag
My standard gear is my Canon T2i with the 24-70 2.8 lens. My other major go-to lens is the Tokina 11-16 2.8.
Feedback
Watch your composition. Check the edges of the photo before you snap the shutter, and make sure that you have both fore- and back-ground elements to your image. It creates a far more compelling image (and is so much more fun to create).

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