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The Lone Bagpiper



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Hood PRO+
 
Hood October 17, 2015
excellent capture!
kandieksweeney
kandieksweeney November 14, 2015
Thanks so much.
kandieksweeney
 
kandieksweeney December 21, 2015
Thanks everyone for all the likes, peer awards, comments, etc. on my photo The Lone Bagpiper. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Staff Winter Selection for this year and it is also a finalist in the Amazing Silhouettes Contest. I appreciate all the posts this photo is generating.
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel December 24, 2015
Very imaginative.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh December 29, 2015
Nice shot
kandieksweeney
 
kandieksweeney December 31, 2015
Thanks to everyone for all the likes and comments on this photo. While it did not win the Amazing Silhouettes Contest, I am thrilled and honored to have been in the company of so many great photographers and amazing shots. Thanks for all the love! Kandie
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gondmagdi January 11, 2016
Amazing sunset, colors, shot !!!!!!
mwagstaff
 
mwagstaff February 25, 2016
Thanks for entering this into my own 'silhouettes challenge'. I've got to decide a winner very soon out of 100's of entries and just thought I'd say it's at least in my top 5. Much editing, or pretty much as it was taken?
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ovosphotography March 01, 2016
like it!
JenniferEaton
 
JenniferEaton September 07, 2016
So brilliant you can almost hear the pipes!
kandieksweeney
kandieksweeney December 10, 2016
Thanks so much Jennifer.
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Shamrocks71 October 20, 2017
I love love love this photo!
kandieksweeney
kandieksweeney March 06, 2018
Thank you so much.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken outside The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, CA.
Time
The photo was taken at sunset and we happened to have an incredible night to view the bagpipe ceremony.
Lighting
No special lighting was used. The sunset speaks for itself.
Equipment
The camera was a Nikon D80. The shot was taken without a tripod, flash, or any other lighting accessories.
Inspiration
I was visiting my niece and her family in California and they didn't live far from this location. They had been wanting to see the bagpiper since they had lived there, but had never gone. We decided to go and even though the sky was not looking that great at sunset, it all of a sudden turned these amazing colors. I have photographed a number of bagpipers in Scotland, but this rivaled any of the other shots I had taken.
Editing
I did no adjustments on the lighting and warmed up the photo just slightly.
In my camera bag
One camera body, several lenses, filters, off-camera flash, flash benders, extra batteries, cleaning equipment.
Feedback
Just keep shooting and never give up on what might appear to be a so-so sky. A lot of times I find photographers leave as soon as the sun sets, but if you wait from a few minutes to a half an hour or so, the sky can dramatically change. I never leave a sunset until the sky is almost black with night.

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