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Walking the Line



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anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion January 31, 2017
wow
barbararybolt
 
barbararybolt April 03, 2017
That is one well trained and brave dog! The photographer is just brave ;-) Wonderful image.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 07, 2017
Extraordinary work! Congratulations on your Challenge Win.
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KonstantinKhor April 08, 2017
Great shot!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the Mazeppa Bridge in the beautiful Mazeppa Bay, a small bay on the Wild Coast of South Africa. The bridge leads from the beach to an island just off the bay. At high tide the bridge is the only way to get to the island. This is my gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback Devi. My family and I vacation there every December and that year we had brought Devi and his little sister Tori with us. They absolutely loved the beach but their favourite place was the island. I was walking across the bridge when I felt it swing. I turned around and to my surprise, there was Devi trotting along after me. He had never been across the bridge before but my brave boy took the swaying and shaking of the bridge in his stride. I barely had time to take the photo before he trotted past me and galloped onto the island. I was so proud!
Time
This was taken around 6pm, just before sunset. A sea breeze had rolled in a cloud of mist and the low lying sun hit it perfectly. I generally try to take photo's around sunset as the lighting is always fantastic.
Lighting
I was lucky with this photo. Generally when aiming the camera into the sun, the distorts and ruins the photograph. If you do want to take a photo with the sun in the background, try to make sure that it is behind your subject matter. You still get the beautiful lighting and colours, with no flares or haze.
Equipment
I used my Cannon S200 with 26mm zoom. I didn't use any other equipment to take this photograph as it was a spontaneous, in-the-moment capture.
Inspiration
I absolutely love taking photo's of my animals, and any animals to be honest. I love the purity and innocence of animals and shoots with them always come with a few surprises. I'd purposefully brought my camera with me on this walk in the hopes of capturing Devi's first time on the island. I was lucky enough to get the timing and focus right. I will jump at any opportunity to photograph nature.
Editing
There was no post-processing for this photo. I felt that changing the contrast or lighting or editing the photo in any way would take away from the incredible pureness of the shot.
In my camera bag
I normally carry my small Cannon in a pouch on my belt so that I am ready for any opportunity. Nature doesn't wait for you set up, you need to be observant and creative.
Feedback
I know it can be a struggle to get a good photo of animals that is not blurry or off-center. The trick is to keep trying. I have an endless amount of reject photo's that didn't work out well and only a few really worthwhile photo's. Just keep clicking that button and I promise, you will get your shot. Try taking photo's in the early morning or late afternoon when the light is softer and more colourful. Let the animals do their own thing and just be there, ready to capture the perfect photo!

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