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Water is always a gift. The calm swim of the swan revealed symmmetrical waves.
But there is another pair of sides involved in this picture. Water made it...
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Water is always a gift. The calm swim of the swan revealed symmmetrical waves.
But there is another pair of sides involved in this picture. Water made it happen again. Its about the reflection itself in the water, showing mirrored reality.
I consider it a beautiful composition.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in a small park in North Romania. I like to take photos during autumn season, the parks are rich in color.
Time
I remember it was an afternoon. Cannot remember the hour but I remember the moment. It was a quiet moment, I was admiring the surroundings and then I spotted this beautiful swan.
Lighting
Afternoon light in autumn season it's so warm that made me feel very close to that place. I changed nothing about the light. Nature made everything possible.
Equipment
I used a DiMAGE A1 Minolta, 7X optical zoom, wide angle, a 5 megapixel CCD sensor, Anti-Shake image stabilization.
Inspiration
My inspiration was the park, the autumn, the joy of being there. But this graceful swan on a colored liquefied blanket of leafs, in a soft movement looking like she is pulling the light with her, made me stop. In my mind, the lighted water behind her looks almost like some extended wings..
Editing
Usually I don't post-process too much. In this case, for example, I remember I made the colors a bit more intense because the camera couldn't capture what my eyes could see. And I also adjusted the focus.
In my camera bag
Oh, well... I usually borrow the equipment so a right question for me would be " what equipment do your friends have in their bags?" I take pictures with any device I get, Minolta, Canon, Nikon, Iphone (hehe); digital, non-digital;
Feedback
Be natural. Don't force anything. Be present, enjoy what you see and if the moment allows you to capture, do it in a natural way. Stay connected, feel your surroundings, the nature is your muse.

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