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IsabellaD Premium
IsabellaD February 24, 2015
Awesome capture, love reflection, !!
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dawnycc March 02, 2015
Thank you so much!

Behind The Lens

When my husband and I lived in Colorado, we would often hike in state and national parks along the front range. This view, north of Denver, is near Longmont and Long's Peak. The little reservoir in this park is a popular fishing spot, but we went in hopes of finding some wild birds to shoot.
We arrived for our hike around mid-morning, and the wind was furious and cold at first. Shortly after our arrival, the wind died down, leaving the water perfectly still. Not long after, the wind picked back up, so it was a right place, right moment capture.
The winter time sun was perfect for capturing the reflection in the water, even though the photo was taken relatively late in the morning. The real beauty, though was the perfectly still water for that short moment in time.
I used a Canon 70D DSLR with a standard kit lens. I am fairly new to photography, and this particular weekend, I was trying out my latest camera upgrade.
As I mentioned before, I was out looking for shots of wild birds, and I happened on this quiet moment at the lake. I was very intrigued with the tree and the reflection of the mountains behind. The whole scene was just so stunningly beautiful. It was a moment that had to be captured.
For this photo, I only cropped the image to get a better rule of thirds placement of the tree.
In my camera bag
I normally have my Canon 18-135mm IS lens, my Canon 70-300mm IS lens, and my Tamron 50mm macro lens. I find that those three lenses meet most of my needs while I'm out taking photos. I also have an extra SD card in my bag, just in case I need a back up.
It is impossible to plan ahead for those right time and place moments like this one. But the more you get out, the more likely you are to be in the right place at the right time. Get out often and explore the places close to you, and you will be amazed at the number of beautiful moments you can capture.

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