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jeffswanson January 04, 2015
Very nice.
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can i just say i love those little angels :)
 
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Very Creative!
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Love the colors and the composition!
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vsidles February 13, 2015
Excellent shot!!!
 
CherylG February 16, 2015
So creative!! Love your photography!! Please keep it up :))
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dareco February 23, 2015
Cool!
 
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This is such an incredible shot!!!
 
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Great tittle
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cmorisset October 02, 2015
Brilliant!
 
Keshia November 21, 2015
Love everything about this shot!! Great job
KatieMcKinneyPhotography November 21, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
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Love it !
 
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This is amazing!
 
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omg i just love this photo
 
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Sweet!
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❤ this! シ
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 02, 2017
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Pretty!
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FrankSomma March 06, 2017
Brilliant! Glad to see it is well awarded.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 17, 2017
Thank you so much! :)
 
maureenrueffer March 16, 2017
Lovely
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 17, 2017
Thank you kindly :)
 
petercarelli April 13, 2017
fun foto
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lmartinc April 14, 2017
Great shot and composition. Creative and lighting wonderful
KatieMcKinneyPhotography June 15, 2017
Thank you very much!
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Cbries June 15, 2017
Great shot congrats on your finalist award:)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography June 15, 2017
Thank you so much!

Not all stars belong to the sky



Florida Gulf Coast
Florida Gulf Coast
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Contest Finalist in The Minimalist Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in The Wonders of the World Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Minimalist Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Subjects On The Ground Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Show Minimalism Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Pastel Tones In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Isolating The Subject Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in I Love Photography Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Above Or Below Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Clean & Simple Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in One Is Enough Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
Panama City Beach, Florida
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
I felt the time of day to shoot this image was just right because the sunlight was coming from behind the Starfish creating nice shadows and some contrast with the sunlight. If it had been midday the lighting would not have made this minimalist shot as interesting.
Equipment
Canon 60D, Sigma 70-300mm lens
Inspiration
I love nature and I really like taking simple things (such as this Starfish my son had gotten from a beach store) and experimenting with light and a natural background, In this case the beach! My process and inspiration usually evolves/develops as i go depending on the environment i am in but i knew i wanted a low angle to capture a hint of the ocean behind my subject. If all goes well its rewarding to create something really neat out of something so simple. And also honing skills at the same time!
Editing
I added a couple gradient filters to frame the subject better and cloned out a few things in the sand i felt would be too distracting. I wanted all the detail of the starfish to be the main focus. Then i added a little bit of warmth and clarity to the image.
In my camera bag
Cameras: Canon 7D, Canon 60D Lenses: Canon 10-18mm wide angle lens, Sigma 70-300mm macro telephoto lens, Sigma 28-105mm lens. External flash - Canon Speedlite 430EX III Remote shutter release,Tripod, extra memory cards & batteries. (bandana for cleaning the lens)
Feedback
Mainly keep in mind the time of day if you are going to shoot with natural light, i like morning and late afternoon/evening for something like this. Try several different angles while thinking about how your background is going to work, even with blurred backgrounds it still makes a difference with the end result. Of course keep your subject in focus, tripods help minimize camera shake (especially necessary for macro).Try different things you might be surprised what you come up with and most importantly have fun!

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