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KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 15, 2017
Sweet shot!
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Morgan_Lytle September 18, 2017
Thanks!
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Byronfairphotography December 11, 2017
Very nicely done / Voted
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jamesjohnston_3471 January 10, 2018
Congratulations on your winning image. There were a lot of "wide open" images but for me the FJ added scale and a sense of purpose to your image. It really tells a story. Thanks for entering.

Windrock Overlook



My FJ at the Windrock ORV Park in TN as a storm rolled in.
My FJ at the Windrock ORV Park in TN as a storm rolled in.
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Contest Finalist in Never Stop Exploring Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Summer Road Trip Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken at an overlook at Windrock ORV Park in Oliver Springs,TN.
Time
It was around one in the afternoon in May of 2016.
Lighting
It was an overcast day, providing a wonderful constant ambient light.
Equipment
A Pentax K30 and a Sigma 17-50mm lens were used to photograph this scene. No flash or tripod for this shot!
Inspiration
Honestly?!? I really wanted a cool photo of my Toyota FJ Cruiser at the top of the mountain! When I saw the storm rolling in I knew I wanted to wait long enough to capture that as well. I knew the storm clouds would add a dramatic element to the image so I started to plan the shot out as quick as possible and waited from that point.
Editing
I did, but just a bit. I used Corel Paintshop Pro to sharpen it and lightened up the area around the vehicle to make it pop.
In my camera bag
I try to keep at least two camera bodies in my bag. Usually two Pentax K30's, but I occasionally have my K20D instead. My must have lens is my Sigma 17-50, 2.8. If I'm feeling artsy I'll throw in my Pentax 50,1.8 prime. It has the most beautiful bokeh! I try to keep my bag as light as possible and stick to necessities.
Feedback
Patience and a knowledge of the expected weather. I waited close to 30 minutes for the light and clouds to come together and knew that storms could possibly head my direction that day. A shot like this could be taken with pretty much any camera based on its settings, but that extra drama was purely patience and awareness.

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