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The Great Divide



This fence tends to divide the wildflowers during our beautiful springtime in the Texas Hill Country.

This fence tends to divide the wildflowers during our beautiful springtime in the Texas Hill Country.
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The Other Side Of The Fence Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Other Side Of The Fence Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 20 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class week 1
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 30 class
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 class week 2

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p_eileenbaltz March 03, 2017
Beautiful work! Voted in 'the other side of the fence' contest.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken about 10 miles from my home on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. I am self taught, but have had a few mentors helping me along the way.
Time
It was mid-afternoon and I was heading home from a day of taking pictures on June 8, 2015, during our springtime show of color.
Lighting
I thought the sun might be too bright, but had to stop when I saw all of the flowers along the fence.
Equipment
I used a Canon Rebel XSI with 50mm lens. I did not use a tripod or flash.
Inspiration
Spring is my favorite time of year to take pictures in the Texas Hill Country. I was drawn to the many flowers along the fence at a ranch near my home. I loved the way the flowers grew more on one side and the angle of the fence seemed a perfect composition.
Editing
I had a friend help me with removing telephone poles in the distance and there was a "help needed" sign hanging on the fence which was removed as well. I did tweak colors to make them more vibrant.
In my camera bag
I have recently "upgraded" to a Nikon D7200 and purchased a backpack style bag, which is perfect for carrying my equipment. I have a AF-S Nikkor 18-140 mm lens for getting landscape shots. For wildlife, I use my AF-S Nikkor 55-300 mm lens. The 50 mm lens is perfect for the close to mid-range shots of nature and widlflowers so prevelent in our hill country. I always have my tripod nearby, especially for the slower shutter speed and night shots. Lastly, an extra battery fully charged is a "must".
Feedback
I've learned in landscape photography that dusk and dawn are preferred, but sometimes that opportunity isn't available. When getting pictures of widlflowers, patience is needed to capture them at their "peak". Take time to asses the area and look for interest in composing the shot. Try not to take too many random pictures. Use your time wisely and make each image count, which helps with post-processing. Be creative and have fun!

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