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Witmar
 
Witmar June 05, 2016
good shot
geagaetanidaragona
 
geagaetanidaragona October 15, 2016
congratulations :)
janicejh PRO+
 
janicejh November 15, 2016
Beautiful shot...glad you had your camera, because the umbrella makes a lovely focal point.
alishaclarke
alishaclarke November 15, 2016
Thank you, Janice!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
Time
This was taken at 1:45 pm on July 18, 2016. This wasn't a planned shot, I was walking down a hill in light rain, when this woman passed going the other way with the colorful umbrella. I had a feeling the umbrella would make a nice contrast and focal point. Fortunately, my camera was strapped on and ready. I turned around as she passed and took the shot as she was heading away.
Lighting
Even though this was taken in mid afternoon, the light was dim due to the heavy overcast. I didn't have time to mess with the ideal settings, so I snapped the shot. The camera was set at ISO 800, f11 in aperature priority which gave a shutter speed of only 1/10 second (hand-held). This would have been an impossible shot with most cameras, but the in-body image stabilization of my Sony A7RII allowed me to catch the shot.
Equipment
I used the Sony A7RII with the Sony FE 2.8 90mm macro lens. No other equipment was involved.
Inspiration
I would have to say the inspiration came long before this chance opportunity. Based on past experience, I knew it was a perfect opportunity when it came along.
Editing
I post process every image I will use, even if it's just some quick Lightroom adjustments. The RAW images from this camera are typically a bit desaturated and can use some sharpening. For this image, I got a bit more creative, using some selective exposure adjustments to highlight the umbrella and the trail while darkening the surrounding woods to add to the mystery and keep the eye focused on the subject and the path into the unknown.
In my camera bag
Depending on what I'm shooting, I'll select one of the five bags to fit the needs. On this day, I had the Sony A7RII, the Sony FE 90mm macro, Zeiss Batis F2 25mm and the 70-200 f4 in a bag that is light enough for wandering around. When I want to keep the weight down, I'll just carry the camera with the beautiful new Sony 24-70 F2.8 GM lens.
Feedback
Be prepared. You'll miss many photos if the camera is in the bag. I typically keep the camera slung at my side using a Black Rapid strap if I think there's an y chance of a photo op. If I can't do that, the compact Sony RX100IV camera will be in my purse. Of course, I typically have my iPhone as well, but I like having a real camera available at all times, even though I've seen some wonderful iPhone images. Secondly, study everything you can find. Knowing how to see photographically before you pick up the camera will help you catch those opportunities.

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