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Winter Solitude



A continuation of the lantern series. It was cold and obscenely windy.
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A continuation of the lantern series. It was cold and obscenely windy.
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Contest Finalist in People And Waterfalls Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Winter Wonderland Photo Contest
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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All Star
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Top ClassTM

People And Waterfalls Photo ContestTop 30 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class week 1
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 20 class
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class week 1
Winter Wonderland Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monthly Pro Vol 30 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 36Top 20 class
The Color White Photo ContestTop 10 class

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4 Comments | Report
Bjustice
 
Bjustice February 05, 2017
Very nice
DebJay
 
DebJay April 17, 2017
Beautiful shot!
bijayagurung
 
bijayagurung April 27, 2017
Magnificent photograph my friend
ChuckSSS
 
ChuckSSS June 20, 2018
Cool and inspiring!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a place called Wolcott falls on the south shore of lake Ontario. It's a relatively short trail down to a very pretty waterfall.
Time
I took this in the late morning on a cloudy day.
Lighting
This is in kind of a walled in gorge in the middle of winter so it wasn't very bright to begin with. The wind was absolutely howling through the gorge so I could use a light stand or a large modifier like I'm used to. I was holding a diffused 13 inch beauty dish in one hand while operating the camera with the other.
Equipment
This was taken on my Canon 6D with my Sigma 35mm art. There was a canon speedlite in a diffused 13" beauty dish.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the essence of winter exploration. It's such a beautiful season and so few people really go out and have winter adventures.
Editing
This is a slight HDR and there was a significant amount of color toning. The best part of winter portraits is minimal skin retouching.
In my camera bag
Lately it's my prime lenses and speedlites. I've gotten really into mixing ambient light with flash lately, and I love the hyper sharp look you can get with prime lenses.
Feedback
Really explore your area, I've lived here for 30 years and I'm constantly out discovering new locations to shoot. This waterfall is practically underneath a road that I had driven down dozens of times before I discovered it.

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