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Image taken on Lake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina in Autumn 2015

Image taken on Lake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina in Autumn 2015
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7 Comments | Report
Debrazig
 
Debrazig November 12, 2015
Gorgeous capture!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 09, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats.
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 12, 2016
Lovely picture!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 October 25, 2017
Great photo! Well done.
matej007
 
matej007 October 30, 2017
love it
elfridoX
 
elfridoX March 21, 2018
When nature start painting
montseacevedo
 
montseacevedo September 29, 2018
Gorgeus! Congrats!!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on Lake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina. I was traveling across the lake in a boat during Autumn 2015. We rounded a point and there it was...this tree on a small island about 40 feet out into the lake with an incredible array of autumn colors behind it. I was fortunate enough to have the right lens on the camera at the time and captured 5 quick shots. Then it was gone. This was the best of the images.
Time
This was taken mid-afternoon on a partly cloudy day.
Lighting
The light was slightly filtered by high clouds but still bright enough for a relatively fast shutter speed.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 70D and a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8.
Inspiration
I love autumn, and every year I make it a point to experience as much Autumn color as I can. South Carolina is a great place for this as it is covered with hardwoods of every description.
Editing
Post processing mainly involved adjusting white balance and color saturation. I also worked with the tree (the focus of the image) to add a little brightness and sharpening while softening the trees in the background. An adjustment of clarity worked nicely there (I used an adjustment brush to work that bit of magic...)
In my camera bag
I try to match my kit with whatever I plan for the day. In this case I had the Tamron 70-200 for longer shots and a Sigma 17-70 for short work. A Canon 70D and a Manfrotto 190 carbon fiber tripod filled the rest of my bag.
Feedback
Be ready for anything. Conditions in the mountains can change in a matter of minutes and, if you haven't planned for them, you may miss the photo of a lifetime. These images only present themselves once, never to be the same again...

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