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Contest Finalist in Monochrome Masters Project
Runner Up in Anything Kayak Photo Contest
Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Anything Kayak Photo Contest
People's Choice in people taking pictures! Photo Challenge
Winner in Shooting the Shooter Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Funportation Photo Contest
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Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 rank
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
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23 Comments |
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 14, 2015
Perfect!! :)
njkerosky Ultimate
 
njkerosky December 10, 2015
Sweet!!!
judithstopforth
 
judithstopforth December 13, 2015
great shot
inesgardea Ultimate
 
inesgardea December 20, 2015
Beautiful
jreid13
 
jreid13 January 01, 2016
Congratulations Daniel this is a beautiful image. Thank you for participating in my Transportation Photo Challenge.
mafe
 
mafe February 13, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
BrianaK
 
BrianaK February 18, 2016
Stunning shot. I love the simplicity of the shot, but yet it has so much emotion behind it. The steam adds a very nice element to this photograph. Nice work!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 19, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
Forfarlass
 
Forfarlass February 20, 2016
A great capture.congratulations.
harrysulistio
 
harrysulistio March 02, 2016
Love the athmosphere.. Great job!
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset March 07, 2016
Beautiful and so peaceful!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 04, 2016
Congrats again!
DanielParent
DanielParent August 04, 2016
Thank you ever so much...again...
Steve_PFB PRO+
 
Steve_PFB March 05, 2017
Stunning shot
DanielParent
DanielParent March 06, 2017
Thank you very much Steve
Film_n_digi
 
Film_n_digi October 08, 2017
Damn... What a beautiful shot!
kjfishman
 
kjfishman February 02, 2019
Captured two of my favorite things to do perfectly.
runner1
 
runner1 February 03, 2019
Very nice.
RGHunt
 
RGHunt February 06, 2019
Awesome
rossposkitt
 
rossposkitt February 08, 2019
Love this shot.
thrimage
 
thrimage February 15, 2019
you know, when i saw this in voting for the kayak comp, i thought this might be the winner.. Shame.. I think this is an awesome shot..

Love the shadows and mist of it.. Also wish i was that trusting to take my lens out on the water... paranoid enough when its in a water bag or peli case :)
kojooseighansah
 
kojooseighansah February 16, 2019
Wow
mariannebesselsen
 
mariannebesselsen February 17, 2019
Great !!!!!!!!!!!
LanaLita
 
LanaLita February 17, 2019
Great
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta December 09, 2019
Fantastic!!!
DanielParent
DanielParent December 09, 2019
Thank you so much AnnHopta
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Behind The Lens

Location

This image was taken from a kayak on Wilson Lake in Quebec

Time

I had gotten on the lake by 5:00 am and this was taken shortly after getting on the water. We were out to shoot loons but the fog was so thick before sunrise and could still be seen rolling down the hills until about noon.

Lighting

This was taken just as the sun was coming up providing for strong backlighting of the other photographer in a kayak as well as the fog

Equipment

This was taken hand held with a Nikon D3s camera and a Nikon 200-400 mm lens.

Inspiration

While looking for loons in the early morning fog, I soon realized finding any loons would be difficult with the thick fog limiting visibility. The only subject of note was my friend and fellow photographer in his kayak; particularly when the sun came up providing the backlighting.

Editing

I shoot in RAW and do basis processing which typically includes, noise reduction, sharpening, exposure, colour balance (converted to black and white in this case). I also crop to taste.

In my camera bag

I like options and carry lots of gear on any given day. I generally have a full frame camera and a crop sensor camera as well as lenses providing focal length options ranging from 14 mm to 600 mm as well as teleconverters (1.4; 1.7; 2.00). All cameras and lenses are Nikon. I generally use a 3 or 5 series Gitzo tripod with Jobu or Wimberley Gimbal head.

Feedback

This type of shot requires heavy fog which means shooting in early morning light. Having an interesting subject to silhouette also helps.

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