Winner in watersports Photo Challenge
Winner in People At Play Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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JDLifeshots August 22, 2015
Great shot!
elainezammitduguay August 22, 2015
Thank you so much, I had a lot of fun taking these shots that day!
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ATHiker October 27, 2017
Congratulations on Winning my People At Play Contest. Great Action shot! The expressions were captured, the splash, the lift of the raft and the black & white just stood out to me like no other.
elainezammitduguay October 27, 2017
Thanks so very much for selecting my shot as your winner and thank you for hosting the Challenge! I really appreciated the opportunity to participate and to be selected! thanks again and have a great day! :)
Forrest_Imagery January 01, 2018
Wow, what a shot !
Excellent stop-action, expressions and specular highlights !
elainezammitduguay January 02, 2018
Thank you again for your comment and for visiting my gallery. It was a pleasure to visit your gallery as well! Have a great day! :)
Knotty March 25, 2018
Thank you for joining my challenge, Water Warriors. This image has been selected as one of my favorites. Good luck.
elainezammitduguay March 26, 2018
Thank you so very much for taking the time to host the challenge and for your comment. It gives me encouragement, thank you! Happy picking a winner and have a great day! :)

Behind The Lens

This shot was taken on Whitestone Lake in northern Ontario.
It was taken mid-morning in the latter part of the month of August.
The lighting was all natural for this photo.
To take this photo I used my Canon EOS REBEL T2i and my 250 mm lens.
Just enjoying a boat ride with the kids tubing on the back.
Yes, I did some tweaking in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. First I always like to straighten and crop my photos. Typically if I have taken a decent shot with the camera, I will usually adjust the highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and clarity if need be. I also tend to tweak the vibrancy and saturation, and then I adjust the sharpening and noise reduction. for this shot though I did go a step further a do it black and white.
In my camera bag
I typically carry 3 cameras in my bag. A Canon EOS REBEL T3i, Canon EOS REBEL T2i and my Waterproof Canon Powershot D20 cameras. I also have 3 lens I carry, an 18 mm, a 55 mm, and 250 mm lens. I also have my Canon Speedlite 430EX II. I always carry a minimum of 4 fully charged batteries for either the cameras or for the flash and I also have a battery charger with me just in case. I carry a polarizing filter, a little water spray bottle, lens cleaners and a remote for the cameras. It would be nice to travel a little lighter, but I do want to try and be prepared, just in case that photo opportunity does present itself. Mind you, I do realize I need to start bringing my tripod out with me more.
My advice is to always have a camera on hand, you just never know when a Kodak moment will present itself. Always try to be observant and respectful of your surroundings and nature. Soak in all the natural and manmade beauty that surrounds us. If you just stop and really take a look, you will see that there is beauty all around us. If I find something I am inspired to shoot, I try playing with the settings and angles of the shot. I can take several shots of a single scene, with an adjustment here and there, or shoot from another perspective. As an amateur photographer I am constantly trying to develop my eye and skills. Most of all I just recommend that you just have fun with your camera and your surroundings!

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