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Croatan Forest, NC

Croatan Forest, NC
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47 Comments | Report
PjEaglePhotography
 
PjEaglePhotography March 30, 2010
Breath takeing
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 30, 2010
Superb shot. You have a wonderful eye.
amit_sprakash
 
amit_sprakash May 16, 2010
very fine. keep it up
myeyesview
 
myeyesview July 21, 2010
All of your photos are fantastic...Please add more! you have a great eye. Good luck with your new ventures in photography and as a single dad. Somehow I think you will do great at both:) And again...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 July 21, 2010
A sense of mystery...nice b&w
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 January 24, 2011
Beautiful Capture, Nice Shooting
Jmohme
 
Jmohme January 24, 2011
Beautiful shot!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska July 02, 2012
awesome
lisa_renfrey
 
lisa_renfrey July 02, 2012
Just wonderful, congrats x
senka
 
senka July 02, 2012
beautiful photo, congrats
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions July 02, 2012
congrats
lisawiza
 
lisawiza July 02, 2012
FAB!! great light and atmosphere! congrats!
catini
 
catini July 02, 2012
Great light and mood, congrats on your feature!
Carli
 
Carli July 02, 2012
lovely shot, congrats :D
TAHammer
 
TAHammer July 02, 2012
Beautiful, congratulations on your feature
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 02, 2012
Excellent light and shadows. Superb B&W capture. Congrats on the feature!
inka
 
inka July 02, 2012
I love the dreamy feeling of this shot. Very nice!
djensen PRO
 
djensen July 02, 2012
Great image....congrats on the feature!
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI July 02, 2012
Marvellous capture!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 02, 2012
Congrats!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz July 02, 2012
Great eye for finding an often unseen but interesting subject and bringing it to surface in a now seen artistic fashion! Congratulations!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet July 02, 2012
nice shot, congrats
Emerald_Wake
 
Emerald_Wake July 02, 2012
perfect, favorite
nice to meet You :)
Bless You
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin July 02, 2012
Love it, congrats!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 02, 2012
congrats on feature!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal July 02, 2012
Excellent shot.Congratulations!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal July 02, 2012
Excellent shot.Congratulations!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography July 02, 2012
Nice, congrats!
kari357 PRO
 
kari357 July 02, 2012
great lighting and shadows
nitti
 
nitti July 02, 2012
Surreal....congrats
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi July 02, 2012
congrats,,,great shot
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 02, 2012
Beautiful B&W! Congrats!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone July 02, 2012
Congrats! Nice B&W image!
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder July 02, 2012
Very nice capture Congrats
blhartman PRO+
 
blhartman July 02, 2012
Love this.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud July 02, 2012
Beautiful B&W, love the sunlight. congratulations on your Feature!
kellybean96
 
kellybean96 July 02, 2012
wow fifth feature! congrats, well deserved!
ofrisphotography
 
ofrisphotography July 02, 2012
congrats!
Duff
 
Duff July 03, 2012
Another Fabulous Shot! Congratulations!!!
LoriLynn13
 
LoriLynn13 July 04, 2012
Beautiful! Congrats!
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac July 05, 2012
Congrats.
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal July 05, 2012
Lovely.Congrats.
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 July 09, 2012
Fabulous! Love the tones and lighting! Congrats on the feature!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr July 10, 2012
Fantastic BW work, Congratulations on your feature photo!
dcerrati
 
dcerrati September 07, 2012
Fantastic!!! Perfect as black and white too.
sayan200517
 
sayan200517 November 17, 2012
wow !!
Ladybroken73
 
Ladybroken73 October 10, 2014
love it!

Behind The Lens

Location
In the Croatan National Forest. Eastern North Carolina
Time
Morning as the sun was rising
Lighting
The light coming through the trees in this particular forest has always captured my attention and I have been there numerous times early in the morning to catch this. It is very dark before the light starts to shine through but one it starts its a whole new world.
Equipment
Canon 5D MkII with the 70-200 mm lens
Inspiration
My inspiration is all about getting out of the house and into the wilderness. Which leads to many many photos just like this one.
Editing
Honestly I don't remember what I did to this photo if anything. When I am in photoshop it is the very basics. I might use a high pass filter or slightly touch on the exposure but usually not much at all. I don't know enough in photoshop quite frankly.
In my camera bag
I have minimum basics. My camera, 70-200 mm lens, 50 mm lens, tripod and that's really about it.
Feedback
Get out there, get out there early, get out there a lot, and keep shooting. if anything your day will be a whole lot better.

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