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Walk towards the light



A friend texted me Sunday Morning saying the sunrise might look nice. I work in Northern Saskatchewan and this is the first time I've seen the sun in 6 wee...
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A friend texted me Sunday Morning saying the sunrise might look nice. I work in Northern Saskatchewan and this is the first time I've seen the sun in 6 weeks with a camera in my hand. Its been very cloudy. I grabbed my running shoes, a jacket, my camera and a tripod. I should have brought socks, gloves, a hat, winter boots and a winter coat, or one that could zip up. But I didn't. It was -22C, -30c with the windchill. I was very happy to see this animal trail that lined up with the tree and sun!
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54 Comments | Report
brid77
 
brid77 February 06, 2016
Breathtaking!
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RyanWunsch February 07, 2016
Thank you!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 15, 2016
Stunning ~ Congrats!
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RyanWunsch February 15, 2016
Thak you very much!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 15, 2016
Nicely shot! Congratulations on winning People's Choice! Well deserved!
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RyanWunsch February 16, 2016
Thank you very much Joyce!
joecas
 
joecas February 16, 2016
Great work,Stunning!
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RyanWunsch February 16, 2016
Hey Joe, Thanks!
MattMaro
 
MattMaro April 19, 2016
love it. good jpb,
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thanks Matt
davidsloan
 
davidsloan April 19, 2016
An exquisite sunrise, congratulations.
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thanks David
vojce PRO+
 
vojce April 20, 2016
excellent congrats
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thank you very much
ConnieFresn PRO+
 
ConnieFresn April 20, 2016
Beautiful...congratulations! I also chuckled when I read your description. :-)
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
haha. Thanks.
tammyrohrer
 
tammyrohrer April 20, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
ajmphotographs PRO
 
ajmphotographs April 20, 2016
Just wow
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thanks
Got2CaptureTheMoment
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment April 20, 2016
WOW That is an awesome photo. it's beautiful and absolutely breathtaking
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thank you very much
anjidev
 
anjidev April 23, 2016
This is a grate shot
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RyanWunsch April 23, 2016
Thanks a lot
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 09, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
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RyanWunsch September 01, 2016
Thank you very much!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK May 18, 2016
Superb. Voted in Simple Landscapes Photo Contest
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RyanWunsch September 01, 2016
Thanks a lot!
larserikfridolfsson PRO
 
larserikfridolfsson May 20, 2016
Perfect capture and composition ! Well done !
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RyanWunsch September 01, 2016
Thanks
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 30, 2016
Nice capture
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RyanWunsch September 01, 2016
Thank you
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam September 18, 2016
gorgeous image!
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart December 15, 2016
Ryan this is fantastic perfection springs to mind!
carlasears Premium
 
carlasears December 19, 2016
Fantastic capture
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram December 27, 2016
I love this visual and the spectacular light. That itt leads the eye to the tree is nothing short of perceptive brilliance.
beckyreding PRO+
 
beckyreding January 15, 2017
STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL
SusanM208
 
SusanM208 February 10, 2017
Stunning shot!!
janetredknap
 
janetredknap February 24, 2017
Fantastic. What a beautiful place to live
bathsalt PRO
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
karinawessels
 
karinawessels March 08, 2017
I love the use of animal tracks to lead the eye towards the sun. Spot on
ianjansen
 
ianjansen March 08, 2017
Awesome!
hanan_
 
hanan_ March 19, 2017
Very Nice!
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
Beautiful shot and great composition!! Congrats on winning People's Choice award ????
pilarfitzgerald PRO
 
pilarfitzgerald April 28, 2017
Wow
deblew
 
deblew April 29, 2017
I love it
samantafigueiredo
 
samantafigueiredo April 30, 2017
Amazing! Congrats!
lupiephotog
 
lupiephotog June 16, 2017
Perfect timing!!
debilee
 
debilee July 08, 2017
Just amazing!
trisheklund
 
trisheklund July 21, 2017
Stunning
Sharena
 
Sharena July 26, 2017
Lovely
Jasman2016
 
Jasman2016 July 27, 2017
Stunning photo!
Jasman2016
 
Jasman2016 August 27, 2017
Stunning shot
stephendias
 
stephendias September 20, 2017
Amazing shot!!
isabeluffey
 
isabeluffey October 09, 2017
Simply stunning image
joybello PRO+
 
joybello October 22, 2017
Beautiful image! Congrats on all your wins! I guess it was worth braving the cold without enough to wear? :-)
Priyansh
 
Priyansh December 01, 2017
lovely image just love the ow you use the animal trail to lead to the tree and finally to the sun rise. It is one of the best images I have seen till now.
Sk1z
 
Sk1z December 09, 2017
marvallous photo
rudi_thompson
 
rudi_thompson December 28, 2017
one of the best photos ive seen on here so far!! mesmerising.
margaretwickham PRO+
 
margaretwickham December 28, 2017
Awesome! Love your lead in lines, superb composition, textures and wonderful light.
anyareynolds
 
anyareynolds January 15, 2018
so beautiful!!
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 February 11, 2018
Awesome
Miffy
 
Miffy February 20, 2018
Wow, that’s special!
kathycaswellczerniak
 
kathycaswellczerniak February 23, 2018
Awesome!
elamorgan
 
elamorgan March 01, 2018
It's breathtaking! It makes me wanna be.there:)
NancyFlemingPhotography PRO+
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 04, 2018
Beautiful
cahit
 
cahit March 14, 2018
Wonderful
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 April 14, 2018
Congratulations on all of your awards. You deserve them.
Anagris
 
Anagris May 08, 2018
gran foto!
kimbauersbidwell
 
kimbauersbidwell August 17, 2018
Awesome!

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Behind The Lens

Location
4 miles North West of Leader Saskatchewan, where I live. I used to walk my dog down the gravel road that is adjacent to these trees.
Time
Just at Sunrise. These were the first pictures I took in 2016.
Lighting
I really like the way the sun lights up a snow covered scene at sunrise or sunset.
Equipment
Canon 6D, 16-35mm F2.8 USM II on a Milano carbon fiber tripod.
Inspiration
I work in the North for a week at a time, it had been weeks since I had seen the sun. A friend texted me to say the sunrise might be nice. I grabbed my shoes, a coat that does not zip up. I should have put on socks, gloves, a hat... it was very very cold that morning. I started driving that way thinking of what i could use as a foreground element and I remembered those trees. I used to walk my dog by those trees. She passed away a few months earlier. People ask me what kind of animal made those tracks, I say probably a deer or a coyote. When I look at the picture I think those are her tracks walking into the sun.
Editing
This is the result of 7 shots bracketed shots taken on a tripod. I loaded 5 of the raw files into photomatix to blend the exposures. I then did some saturation and curve adjustments in photoshop.
In my camera bag
I travel with Canon 6D and a 24-70 f/2.8 II as well as 16-35 f/2.8 II lens. I also carry a 7dmkII with 100-400 for any wildlife i might happen across.
Feedback
I use F/22 to get the starburst effect of the sun. Some lenses do a better job of it than others, my 16-35mm usually does a pretty good job. This was not my first composition. When I saw those tracks i said to myself "I wonder if they lead to the trees, and if the sun will line up" - I was pretty excited to see that they did.

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