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Table Mountain in the Dawn



Table Mountain looks over one of the trout streams I enjoy fishing in southern Alberta and in the dawn it glows red in the rising sun....
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Table Mountain looks over one of the trout streams I enjoy fishing in southern Alberta and in the dawn it glows red in the rising sun.
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Behind The Lens

Location
In southwestern Alberta southwest of a small town called Beaver Mines.
Time
Sunrise/Early Morning
Lighting
The sun was very low on the horizon and this of course is part of the Golden Hour.
Equipment
Nikon Camera Hand Held
Inspiration
My spouse and I had seen the light on Table Mountain in the few mornings that we had spent in the area and we got up early enough to be in the right spot to take a few images.
Editing
Post processing usually starts with a session in ACR adjusting white balance, tonal ranges, details, vibrance and saturation. Fringing is looked for and if there in any significant way I remove it. The image is then opened in Photoshop and any dust spots or blemishes removed and Smart Sharpen is applied carefully. If there are any distractions like telephone poles, power lines or white signs etc I remove them. Then I deem it ready to display.
In my camera bag
One or two NIKON camera bodies, 6 different NIKKOR lenses and one SIGMA 150-600mm lens, a variety of filters including ND grads and polarizers, I make extensive use of a Manfroto tripod with a Benro Ball Head.
Feedback
I guess the best advice I can give is "be there". In today's photographic world many of the images we see are repeats of stuff we all used to be in awe of but because everyone is out there doing it what used to be fantastic and unusual has become common place or clishe' if you will. It's difficult to find something new. It is becoming necessary to carefully look for new places to stand, new or interesting lighting conditions and new subjects in hopes of creating something original. Finding that place and time is becoming a challenge, and perhaps a very pleasant one. "Be there".

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