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sarah-101 September 30, 2015
Brilliant! Stunning!
 
wandasmalley October 14, 2015
This is awesome! Makes you feel like you are there.

Arizona



Sonoran Preserve located in Scottsdale, AZ
Sonoran Preserve located in Scottsdale, AZ
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Behind The Lens

Location
McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona
Time
Sunset, approximately 7:15
Lighting
The smog from Las Angelos gave a nice diffused light.
Equipment
Canon 5DMiii, Tokina 16-28.
Inspiration
I was taking a run around this beautiful trail of about 3 miles (completely a rave run) and when I got to this point at the top of the run I realized I just had to get my camera and take a few shots. So I made some incredible time going back down the roughly 600 foot elevation change down, put on my backpack, ran back up the hill and made it just in time for this shot. I ended up going back to this park every night for a run and kept my backpack with and got some more great shots. Beautiful county park, highly recommended.
Editing
I did an exposure bracket shot for this. The Tokina has a rounded lens and a graduated neutral density filter setup is about $350 making the bracketed with post work a much better option.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DMIII, Tokina 16-28, Tamron 24-70, circular polarizer, GND, Canon 24-105, Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod with pistol grip.
Feedback
Always carry your backpack when going out for a run that way you don't have to go down 600 feet and back up to get the shot. For the composition of this shot I thought it would be about the pristine look and so took a couple without the trail however in post I decided the trail provided the needed leading lines for the shot.

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