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geophoto February 08, 2018
Thank you very much.
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geophoto April 19, 2018
Thank you very much. I appreciate the comment. :)
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bobtoye July 10, 2018
Great concept, terrific delivery!
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geophoto July 10, 2018
Thank you very much. I feel there is a bit of art in every image we as photography enthusiasts capture. This is a favorite.
 
keepclicking November 06, 2018
Super shot
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geophoto November 07, 2018
Thank you very much for the comment. Much appreciated. :)

Metal Work . . .



Metal Design on Side of Building.
Metal Design on Side of Building.
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Behind The Lens

Location
We were out for a weekend day with my son and grandson. We went to the butterfly pavilion. We arrived early and like any photographer, I was looking for opportunities to capture an image or two. This design was a metal design on the side of the building. I thought it might make an interesting photo so I took several shots at different angles. I liked this one the best.
Time
This was an early A.M. photo. Visualizing what the final image will look like is an important factor in producing an image that is pleasing to the eye. I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw this the image when I got home. It turned out much better than I had visualized that it would.
Lighting
The lighting was natural. It was early A.M. lighting, but beyond the golden hour. The angle of the sun and a very sharp camera angle truly brought this image together.
Equipment
This image was captured using a Nikon D600 and a 24 -70 Nikor lens. With the exception of an occasional phone image, I shoot nearly all of my photos with this Nikon D600. I shoot probably 95% of my images hand held.
Inspiration
The inspiration for this is image came naturally to me. I believe there is a good image in just about everything that surrounds us. We as a photographers just need to "see" the image and take the shot.
Editing
This image took a little bit of work. The structure of this metal design had areas with dirt and dust on them. I had to clean this up in post processing. Because of my being color blind, I do not do post processing that changes colors. I sharpened and toned this image in post processing.
In my camera bag
Good question about what do I carry in my bag. It feels like the world is in it when it is on my back. Because we love what we do, we don't realize how heavy a camera bag can get. That is until someone else tries to lift it. They will generally let you know that it is not a light bag. I carry my Nikon D600 as my working camera body. As far as lenses, I carry my Nikor 24-70 which I consider my work horse lens. I carry a Nikor 70-300 telephoto which I am using more often than I used to. I recently purchased a Nikor 16-35 wide angle lens. I carry numerous filters and a flashlight. Always carry a small flashlight...you never know when you may need it. Other things get into the bag like tools to tighten a tripod, extra lens cap covers, etc. etc.
Feedback
My number one suggestion in getting shots like this is to always be looking for the shot. Some of the most interesting shots come from the ability to visualize. Ansel Adams had such great images in part, because he visualized what the image would look like after processing in the lab. Also, don't be afraid to contort your body either. This was necessary to get the angle seen on this shot. There were bushes and obstacles I had to get around. The only way to get the shot was to get in a such a position that I was nearly falling over. A bit of work, but well worth it in the end. One last thought and something to remember. There is an image nearby that is waiting to be captured. See it, feel it and click the shutter.

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