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The secret life is fantasy series exploration of the concept that books can take us anywhere.

The secret life is fantasy series exploration of the concept that books can take us anywhere.
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Shellyb67
 
Shellyb67 August 17, 2016
tht so cool dude
Shellyb67
 
Shellyb67 August 17, 2016
short o scary tho when u think about it...this photo capture a load of emotions
richardkennis
 
richardkennis January 31, 2017
put yhe horizon straight and it is a nice one
richardkennis
 
richardkennis January 31, 2017
pjetkagrotewal
 
pjetkagrotewal April 08, 2017
I love this! Really amazing
adavies PRO
 
adavies July 08, 2017
Fantastic! Awesome and really creative! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Empty Seats challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/empty-seats-photo-challenge-by-adavies
Jlrimages2
 
Jlrimages2 March 11, 2018
Interesting composition

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the shallows of a cove off of Watts Bar Lake in East Tennessee. My family owns a small piece of lake accessible land with views of a plateau in the distance.
Time
I took this photo at about 8 o'clock in the morning on a crisp January day. The lake was calmer than I have ever seen it, not even a ripple stirred the surface. I had woken early so that I wouldn't miss the light, but was instead greeted by a thick blanket of fog. It was eerie how quiet everything was, the only sounds coming from the occasional wave lapping the shore.
Lighting
Because of the heavy fog, all of the available light was extremely diffused, yet the early time of day meant that the light was still somewhat directional, casting gorgeous, soft shadows across the elements in the frame.
Equipment
I took this picture when I was a Junior in High School, so I wasn't aware of the benefits of tripod assisted long exposures, or flash compensation. I didn't even know enough to photograph in RAW. However, I knew what composition I wanted, and the light was in my favor. The camera I used was a Canon EOS 7D onto which I had mounted a 28-135mm Canon EF lens.
Inspiration
I was a lonely kid. I was homeschooled and as a result, often found myself going long periods of time without seeing friends. So I read... A lot. Books transported me to far away lands, gave me magic powers, and lifted me onto the backs of dragons. This photograph is only a small part of a ten-photo series called "The Secret Life" in which I try to re-create that childhood feeling.
Editing
The only post processing I did to this image was to convert in to black and white and tweak the contrast ever so slightly.
In my camera bag
At the time which I took this picture, all I had in my bag was a Canon EOS 7D and a Canon 28-135mm lens. However, fast forward five years and I carry a few more items with me. Today, my bag contains a Canon EOS 5Ds onto which I usually have mounted a Canon EF 28 mm Prime. I also have a Canon 50mm and Canon 85mm. When I'm not walking very far, I use a SLIK PRO 700DX tripod which weighs around 15 pounds, but is sturdy as a rock and allows me to take long exposures in extreme environments. On the topic of long exposures, I also have a set of LEE filters including the Big and Little Stoppers which work miracles on very bright days.
Feedback
This image is very straight forward, there weren't any tricks or gimmicks, just the right natural light an a particular gorgeous day. The image is; however, particularly striking not because of any technical aspect, but because of the contest of straight, industrial lines with the ever changing curvature of nature.

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