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michaelholt_6938 September 21, 2016
Excellent image
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robjac85 September 21, 2016
Super shot
 
JDLifeshots September 25, 2016
Awesome shot! Congrats.
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MeTooTimesTwo October 20, 2016
Outstanding picture!
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MeTooTimesTwo October 20, 2016
Outstanding picture!
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traceymcdonald October 20, 2016
I just love this. Beautiful photography!
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traceymcdonald October 20, 2016
I just love this. Beautiful photography!
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Paulacook144 January 08, 2017
Lovely light in this image. Well seen and handled.
 
michaelkuijl January 18, 2017
the colours really pop of the screen
 
alisawilkerson November 12, 2017
WOW!! Indescribable picture!!
 
berniesteenbergen December 29, 2017
Great pic
 
rushewallace March 03, 2018
Excellent!!!
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Gking57 April 07, 2018
Very cool shot. Glad you took the effort! It paid off!!
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Maddy24 August 11, 2018
This would look incredible as a print.
 
soultrauma August 12, 2018
Very crisp and clear. The lighting is perfect! I’d love to know how you got this picture to look so amazing.

Grounded



I had seen this old boat for years stuck in the mud near Belingham Bay. It was a mucky effort to close for this image.
I had seen this old boat for years stuck in the mud near Belingham Bay. It was a mucky effort to close for this image.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in Bellingham Bay, N.W. Washington State during a very low tide.
Time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Lighting
Low sun with interesting clouds which helped create the dramatic effect see.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800, Nikon 28-70mm lens, f/5.6, ISO 320, 80th sec., handheld.
Inspiration
I thought it was a dramatic image given the predicament this boat is in. I believe the light and shadow contributed to this drama. There is also some mystery here: How did this boat get stuck in the mud? Who owned the boat? Where is the owner? It tells a story that we would like answers to.
Editing
Very little post processing since the conditions and light were optimal at the time. A bit of saturation, some exposure compensation was used,.
In my camera bag
I carry two Nikon cameras (always a good idea to have a back-up body). I carry a Nikon D3x and a Nikon D800. I also carry five Nikon lenses including: 14-28mm, 28-70mm, 80-400mm, 50mm prime, and a 85mm prime, I also carry a flash unit and a number of filters, tripod.
Feedback
Some good fortune is often required since accident scenes such as this cannot be predicted. Also, some perseverance is often required as in this image which meant slogging through knee deep mud flats in order to get close enough and into the correct position for this composition. Often the most effort taken results in the most interesting and compelling images.

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