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Contest Finalist in Fog, Clouds and Mist Photo Contest
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artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class week 2
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fall 2016 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fall 2016 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Love Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Divine Forests Photo ContestTop 10 class
Divine Forests Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Divine Forests Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Fog, Clouds and Mist Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fog, Clouds and Mist Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Fog, Clouds and Mist Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 30 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 30 class week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 30 class week 2
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 20 class
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class week 5
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class month 1
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 3
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class week 2
Merging Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class week 1
New User Photo of the Week Photo Contest Vol 41 Top 10 class
3 Comments | Report
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee July 27, 2015
congrats on your top 10 class, this is amazing never tire of looking at it
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 02, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats to a fellow finalist! This is a great capture... :-)
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee January 27, 2016
IS THIS AN AWARD WINNING PHOTO OR WHAT
I am going to have to buy it, you go girl BRAVO

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my hometown of Union, Missouri. I must have driven by this a dozen times and never did it make such a striking impression as it did on this foggy spring morning.
Time
It was a foggy spring morning, March 11, 2015 at around 7:30am.
Lighting
The sun was just starting to break through the heavy fog and added just enough light to warm up the grass and add subtle shadows for more depth.
Equipment
I was still using my very first DSLR, a Canon Rebel T3, with the kit lens, a Canon 18-55mm.
Inspiration
For my day job, I work for my local municipality in Economic Development and this particular day, I was planning a ground breaking ceremony for a new industry. I was driving to the site early in the morning to check on the setup for the day. I had my camera with me for the ceremony, and so decided after checking the site to take the long scenic route back to the office and see if I could capture a foggy landscape. I had driven down this particular road often and knew there were some nice vistas, but had forgotten about the grove. It never really caught my eye before. But with the fog enveloping the perfectly arranged trees, it really caught my attention. I pulled off the road and took a series of photos, all from slightly different perspectives. I distinctly remember saying out loud to myself after clicking the shutter and checking the preview "Jackpot!" I've never been so excited. As with many of my favorite photos, it was just luck, I happened upon the scene at the right time. I've since revisited the location during different seasons, at different times of the day, and still have not been so moved as I was on this one morning.
Editing
I used Lightroom for processing, just adjusting highlights, shadows, clarity and vibrancy a bit.
In my camera bag
As I mentioned, at the time, I had my Canon Rebel T3 and the kit lens. I have since upgraded to a Canon EOS 70D, and almost always have my Canon 50mm 1.8, Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 and Tamron 70-200 2.8 with me, as well as the Canon 10-18mm wide angle. I carry a polarizer filter for the wide angle and love to shoot long exposures and bracketed shots, so I often have my tripod with me. Upgrading to the Tamron lenses has made my bag much heavier, but for the quality, I will put up with the extra weight.
Feedback
It really does come down to always having your camera with you, being able to recognize a good composition and see the light. Some moments, some scenes cannot be recreated. So, in short. See. Stop. Shoot. Then again, you should always keep your eyes open for the POTENTIAL of a good image. Maybe the composition is perfect, but the lighting is wrong, or the sky is dull. Keep these locations in mind, so that next time the lighting and weather conditions are complimentary, you know exactly where to get that next "Jackpot" shot.

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