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Sheltering Sky



Pleasanton, CA....

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11 Comments | Report
locustgirl
 
locustgirl July 26, 2015
I forgot i was even on here Laurie:) This is one of my all time FAVE's of yours?
lauriesearch
lauriesearch July 26, 2015
LOL! Did you really? Well, it's great to see you here! And thank you so, so much, dear Heather!! I truly appreciate it!! :)))xo
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb September 13, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Freshmen 2015 Photo Contest!
lauriesearch
lauriesearch November 12, 2015
Thank you so much, nandicmb!! I really appreciate it!! :)
revack
 
revack September 14, 2015
Very nice work. I love the way you captured the circle of branches.
lauriesearch
lauriesearch November 12, 2015
Thank you so, so much, revack!! It's truly appreciated!! :)
JessBPhotos
 
JessBPhotos February 10, 2016
I'm obsessed!! I can't stop admiring this photo!! :)
lauriesearch
lauriesearch June 15, 2016
I'm only now seeing this wonderful compliment!! I'm sorry I'm so late with my thanks, but thank you very, very much!!! I truly appreciate it!!! :)
JyoScapes PRO+
 
JyoScapes May 12, 2016
Beautifully captured and processed shot. :) Looks like a cover of a fairy-tale book. Just a fairy or two on those branches, and we are set. :)

Lovely!
lauriesearch
lauriesearch June 15, 2016
Aw, thank you so, so much for the wonderful words!!! :)))
mseawell
 
mseawell May 12, 2016
Stunning image. Well seen.
lauriesearch
lauriesearch June 15, 2016
Thank you so very much, mseawell!! I really appreciate it!! :)))
Gardengnome57
 
Gardengnome57 July 20, 2016
Creepy and cool!
lauriesearch
lauriesearch January 08, 2017
I'm so sorry I missed this comment until now!! Thank you so, so much, Gardengnome57!! I truly appreciate it!! :)))
ScenebytheRoad
 
ScenebytheRoad January 07, 2017
This shot is outstanding. Live how it works in B&W. I need to work on developing my eye for that genere. It's truly powerful.
lauriesearch
lauriesearch January 08, 2017
Thank you very, very much, Scenebythe Road!! I really appreciate it!! :)))
Pblais
 
Pblais January 27, 2017
The great contrast on the oak branches along with the oak highlights separate so well against the low contrast sky. It is a great full tonal range with tons of details and textures.
lauriesearch
lauriesearch January 27, 2017
Thank you so, so much, Pblais!! I truly appreciate it!! :)))
tyraardourel
 
tyraardourel June 13, 2017
Gorgeous photo
lauriesearch
lauriesearch June 14, 2017
Thank you so much, tyraardourel!!! I really appreciate that!! :)))
davidjprosser Platinum
 
davidjprosser Jun 16
Fantastic capture!
lauriesearch
lauriesearch Jun 16
Thank you very much, David!!! 😊

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Pleasanton, CA, at a little park that used to be a dairy farm. It was my birthday, and my mom took me out shooting.
Time
It was probably the middle of the day.
Lighting
The light was just all natural.
Equipment
I think I might have still had my Canon Rebel XT back when I took this. And I was using a Tamron lens, 28-80mm. No flash or tripod were used.
Inspiration
I absolutely love oak trees! And as I was walking around shooting, I looked up a bit and saw that the branches of this one tree were making the most beautiful shapes and design!
Editing
This image actually just sat in my files for about a year and a half! I tried once or twice to do something with it in that time, but was never satisfied. Then one day I pulled it up again, and all I did was convert it to black and white in Photoshop, and I loved it! And that was that!
In my camera bag
I try to carry as little as possible when I'm out shooting. I usually have my Canon 5D Mark II, with my Canon 24-105mm L series lens attached, a handful of filters (circular polarizer, UV, and neutral density), a remote trigger, a couple of extra memory cards, and a couple of spare batteries.
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Don't forget to look up!!

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