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Towering Golden Sunshine



I was laying on the ground enjoying the fresh air and decided to snap this photo , I love the perspective.

I was laying on the ground enjoying the fresh air and decided to snap this photo , I love the perspective.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in the Roosevelt National Forest in Northern Colorado . A favorite camping spot .
Time
This photo was taken in the morning time , shortly after the sunrise.
Lighting
Every Autumn I come here to the forest to enjoy the warm colors. So the lighting has a nice contrast against the blue skies and a very exciting feeling.
Equipment
Canon 7D Mark 2 , 14mm prime super wide angle Rokinon.
Inspiration
I have seen similar photos to this one before of the "looking up" perspective. I couldn't resist myself when I saw the Aspens reaching towards the sky . I lied down on the forest floor and had some fun with the perspective.
Editing
I use Photoshop Lightroom for the post processing .I adjusted the highlights and shadows a little, I did a split tone of golden yellow and dark blue ; and a dark vignetting around the corners, then added my water mark.
In my camera bag
I usually go pretty minimal since I like to camp and go backpacking to get my photos, I pack my Canon 7d Mark 2 with a 85mm 1.8 prime and a 14mm super wide and a small tripod, battery pack attachment with 2 batteries, micro fiber and lens wipes .
Feedback
Timing is key when it comes to taking a good nature shot that stands out . I like to figure out when the golden hours are going to be, the day before so I can plan on the best time to capture the shot I am thinking about. I always look at the weather forecast as well , then the rest is just part of the adventure.

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