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Fond Memories



Fond memories of times gone by, precious treasures of small moments, that when put together, make up our lifetime.
Check out my book The Simple Guide to ...
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Fond memories of times gone by, precious treasures of small moments, that when put together, make up our lifetime.
Check out my book The Simple Guide to Great Photography available on Amazon. https:--www.amazon.com-dp-0692546030-ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_7HX11GPAAQG2P84H52Q4
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People's Choice in lowlight Photo Challenge
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Genius
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Little Light Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Little Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Capture Brown Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capture Brown Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Creative Light Photo Contest ProfotoTop 10 rank
Creative Light Photo Contest ProfotoTop 10 rank week 1
Underexposure Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Underexposure Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Brown Color Photo ContestTop 20 rank
The Brown Color Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 30 rank
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 30 rank week 3
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 30 rank week 2
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 30 rank month 1
Painting With Light Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Candle Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Candle Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 3
Candle Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Candle Light Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 20 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 30 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 19Top 20 rank week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 29 Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1

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tonyraymondthompson PRO+
 
tonyraymondthompson November 21, 2021
Congratulations on your Peoples Choice win, A beautiful executed image and good composition.
katherineplessner Platinum
 
katherineplessner November 21, 2021
love this
photosue50
 
photosue50 November 21, 2021
Beautiful
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my home. Just a bunch of old/new candles to practice working on low light still life.
Time
I shot this at night to negate natural light coming from windows.
Lighting
This was an exercise for me in low light. The only source of light in the room were the candles. I shot using the bulb mode on my camera which allows you to hold the shutter open with the button/remote release. I experimented with several different lengths of time.
Equipment
This was a long exposure shot on a Manfrotto tripod with a Nikon D610 and a 24-70 f/2.8 lens.
Inspiration
This was shot on a cold and dark winter evening, the longest, dullest part of the year for photographers. I try to use that down-time to lean new things or practice with challenging exercises. This was one of those exercises. I wanted to work on low light with candle light and learn to balance the bright light of the flames and still maintain details of the other parts of the photo.
Editing
I spent some time in Lightroom and Photoshop to get the light and dark areas to a nice balance. It's almost a single shot made into an HDR type image, just done by hand instead of by software --pulling up shadows without loosing the contrast.
In my camera bag
My day job is an architectural and travel photographer in the mountains of East Tennessee so my normal bag is prob quite different than most. My "bag" is my SUV. I have two Nikon D750s, one with a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens and one with a 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, a handful of Neewer flashes, two Manfrotto tripods with 3-way heads, an alien bee light and stand, softbox, and assorted loads of extra batteries and SD cards, and always a nifty 50. If I were out shooting on a nature hike, I would likely have one D750 body with the 28-300mm lens, a couple of extra SD cards and batteries. I like to keep it simple in those situations.
Feedback
It always pays to practice! Set up something, drag out your gear and experiment. Try different settings/shutter lengths, try different apertures to change depth of field. Christmas lights are lots of fun in that regard. Don't be afraid to get creative, you might end up with something special!

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