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Blow through the caverns of my soul



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AngelLappmarkSe
 
AngelLappmarkSe February 12, 2018
Blown away by this exceptional beautiful image. It is heart and soul warming, powerful and relaxing all at the same time. The colors are amazing. Love this kind of photography. Greetz Angel Lappmark Sweden.
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
jlanz69
 
jlanz69 Jun 05
Gorgeous, Wonderful, beautiful and inspiring

Behind The Lens

Location
Fort Williams Park - Portland Headlight
Time
Late morning, after stopping at Scratch Bakery in South Portland for their infamous sea salt bagels.
Lighting
It was a tricky shot since the sun was bright even behind the clouds. It had just rained, so the clouds started to break.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7200 with a Nikon 18-140 kit lens on a Manfrotto tripod. Despite the sun behind the clouds, it was still too bright to do a long-exposure time, so I used a Rangers ND16 filter with a remote to get the perfect exposure time.
Inspiration
I love this location, but I wanted to capture something new, and the way the waves were coming in inspired me to try a long exposure of America’s favorite lighthouse.
Editing
I always post-process in Lightroom. Sometimes, even just a vignette can make or break a photograph, so I took out some of the purples that I got from my lens and added some drama to the sky to give it that moody, yet soft look.
In my camera bag
I keep an ever-changing and expanding array of lenses. However, two lenses that I always have with me a 50mm (Nikon) prime Lena that I use practically every day. Another favorite is a 15-30 Tamron Wide angle that I shoot a bunch of night photography with.
Feedback
I love being inspired by other photography, but rather than trying to replicate another artist, I really want to let the situation inspire me. Life will speak if we’ll be quiet long enough to listen.

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