ManuKeggenhoff
ManuKeggenhoff

Midwinters Dream



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11 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 14, 2015
Stunning!
sonjamargueriterauh
 
sonjamargueriterauh November 18, 2015
Beautiful .
mosheharboun
 
mosheharboun June 22, 2016
I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT AND PRAISE THIS MASTERPIECE , BUT THE WORDS HAVE NOT YET BEEN INVENTED TO DO IT JUSTICE.
YOU ARE A TRUE MASTER OF YOUR CRAFT.
karenkaner5
 
karenkaner5 September 12, 2016
beautifully captured
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion February 22, 2017
amazing
jen4582
 
jen4582 March 29, 2017
Beautiful!!!
Steve_PFB PRO+
 
Steve_PFB April 02, 2017
Stunning image
KimberlyNoxon Premium
 
KimberlyNoxon April 30, 2017
Wow, amazing image! I'm so impressed!!
criflowerslife
 
criflowerslife July 02, 2017
Great!!
rhondadaubenspeck-petrey
 
rhondadaubenspeck-petrey October 25, 2017
The contrast between the red-orange of the cloud & the white of the ice makes this an amazing shot.
Rhodesy
 
Rhodesy October 25, 2017
Stunning contrast. Beautiful!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken along the lakeshore of Atlin Lake in northern British Columbia, Canada. The sun just had vanished behind the far mountainrange and cast a stunning red light across the clouds. Water has covered the rocks along the shoreline with thick ice—the lake isn't frozen just yet. The long exposure and a slight bit of mist in the far dips the image in a magic mood.
Time
Days are short in the far north and sunsets can last quite some time. This image was taken at about 3:30 in the afternoon in mid-December, when the night is slowly steeling away the daylight. I took a series of images with the seeting sun at a location close by and wanted to leave after it went down completely. While packing up, I came across this rock-formation and loved how the cloud formed a similar shapes as the rocks. I had stop to shoot it.
Lighting
The lighting is pretty straight forward. All natural light—but a long exposure, supported by a soft ND-grad filter.
Equipment
I used the Canon 7D l at that time along with the Tokina 11-16mm—f/2.8 ultra-wide angle lens at 11mm. Camoren tripod with a Sirui ballhead. Lee soft ND-grad filter
Inspiration
I love the long sunsets during the darkest days of winter and often head out to capture it's beauty. The light is never the same but always magical. Ice, snow and fog provide the most wonderful setting in the cold, short days in the far north. A neverending inspiration in the land of ice and snow.
Editing
Not much postprocessing was needed for this image. The soft ND-grad filter did a great job in balancing the sky. I did some curve- and level adjustments in Photoshop. That's it :)
In my camera bag
For my landscape photography I always carry a trusted tripod along—along with the Canon 7D l or Canon 5D Mark lll it is the most important tool for me. Not to forget my go-to lenses the Tokina 11-16mm for the ultra-wide angle shots and nightphotography. Also the Canon L 17-40mm, f/4 is a lens I usually carry along. My newest member of the family is the Canon L 24-70mm, f/2.8, USM. I love it's sharpness and overall performance. Never to missed on my nature-strolls is a collection of filters. I love LEE-filters and treated myself to a whole set of soft and hard ND-grad filters, as well as the Big Stopper which is my favourite tool for long-exposure photography. Plus several polarizer-filters for my different lenses—a staple in my bag.
Feedback
GO OUT AND PLAY. Take along a spirit for adventure, patience and hot coffee. Experiment in different light situations and don't be afraid to share your work. Feedback is the biggest motivation to get better and evolve. It's not the gear that makes a good photographer—it's your vision! You can take an award-winning shot in your own backyard—train your vision to see that special thing around you and you're on the road to be a successful photog.

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