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16 Comments |
matthiashoffmann
 
matthiashoffmann May 26, 2016
Stunning
jodiemm
jodiemm May 23, 2017
Thank you!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 10, 2016
Beautiful shot,congrats
jodiemm
jodiemm May 23, 2017
Thanks :-)
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh September 10, 2016
Sublime shot ..this is surely a total winner WoW
jodiemm
jodiemm May 23, 2017
Thank you! Means so much to hear this!
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear September 26, 2016
Nice rays...congrats on the win!
jodiemm
jodiemm September 26, 2016
Thank you so much!
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman September 26, 2016
This shot is like I beautiful dream you hate to wake up from. It's perfect, just perfect. Great shot.
jodiemm
jodiemm September 26, 2016
Thank you so much, it really was just being in the right place at the right time!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 October 05, 2016
Perfection in lighting
jodiemm
jodiemm May 23, 2017
Thank you!
KimberlyNoxon
 
KimberlyNoxon April 21, 2017
So amazingly beautiful!
jodiemm
jodiemm May 23, 2017
Thank you! :-)
Tanvi_Arora
 
Tanvi_Arora May 29, 2017
Love the warmth in this picture
Maximusalex
 
Maximusalex June 08, 2017
beautiful
Annettelucy
 
Annettelucy June 11, 2017
Stunning
MissIvy1964
 
MissIvy1964 July 06, 2017
Gorgeous picture. Love the fog
JohnnySkywalker
 
JohnnySkywalker August 19, 2017
wonderful! amazing capture of light! :)
MikeW Platinum
 
MikeW June 30, 2018
Absolutely delightful shot!
gailperkins
 
gailperkins September 02, 2018
Breath taking. Beautiful
lyoung403b
 
lyoung403b July 01, 2020
Beautiful
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites July 15, 2020
Nice work
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Behind The Lens

Location

I was visiting a friend at his property in rural NSW, this was at the bottom of his driveway

Time

We'd just driven 4 hours from a festival in rural Victoria to try and make it before dark. It was a quick stopover before driving back down to Melbourne that night and we got there right as the sun was setting. Daylight savings time had just set the clock back by an hour, so sunset was an hour earlier than we were used to.

Lighting

This was one of those shots where everything came together. I wasn't expecting to be shooting that day, as we were essentially just making the 8 hour drive home with a quick stop at a friend's house, so my camera bag was buried in between all our camping supplies. As soon as we came down the driveway and I looked back to see the sunlight filtering through the trees and reflecting off all the dust our car had kicked up, I went digging, as the soft sunset lighting disappears so quickly. We just timed our arrival perfectly for the strong colours of the sunset. Not even 2 minutes later, it was gone!

Equipment

I just used my Nikon 7100 and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Nikkor lens.

Inspiration

This was a spur of the moment photo opportunity. Looking back at the sunset with the orange glow of the sun reflecting off the dust was all the inspiration I needed!

Editing

I did very minimal post processing aside from cropping the image and adjusting the highlights and shadows. I did go through and individually edit areas of trees for lighting, but that's about it. I'm still quite new to photography; I only began to learn about post processing last year, so there is a LOT that I'm still yet to learn, and I know that this image can be better. I'm sure if I edited this image again this year, and again once a year for the next few years, every version would be different as I applied new post-processing skills.

In my camera bag

Being new to photography, I have a very limited selection when it comes to equipment; that being one lens and one camera body. It definitely makes my shooting choices easy! What I did do when choosing a lens, was to invest in an 18-300mm so that I could have the option of shooting both wide angle and telephoto whilst being compact for travel.

Feedback

Always have your camera ready nearby, because it's been the days I didn't expect to shoot that I've managed to get some of my best images. This is a perfect example of the light, conditions and location all just coming together at the right time - I was just lucky enough to be there.

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