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All right the earliest golden light is over. Time to grab a coffee and see what else looks interesting...
(c) Duffy Doherty...
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All right the earliest golden light is over. Time to grab a coffee and see what else looks interesting...
(c) Duffy Doherty
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kevinsutton
 
kevinsutton May 06, 2017
Fantastic
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DuffyDoherty May 06, 2017
Thanks guy, glad you like it! 8^)
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 December 08, 2017
WOW, Duffy, I don't know how I missed so many of your Nelson pics. I love the POV on this one.
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DuffyDoherty December 09, 2017
Thank you Steph! I love how getting down low with a really wide angle lens changes the scene. I wish my knees made it easier!
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DaveLoucks February 23, 2018
The distortion in this image is profound, you can pass on that fisheye. Nice and congrats!
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DuffyDoherty February 24, 2018
Thank you Dave. My old knees allowed me to get in close this time!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst June 02, 2018
Very good shot
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DuffyDoherty June 03, 2018
Thank you David!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography June 02, 2018
Outstanding find and capture.
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DuffyDoherty June 03, 2018
I appreciate your kind words Byron!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 03, 2018
Awesome shot..Congrats,D 😉
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DuffyDoherty June 03, 2018
Glad you like it Melissa. Nice to hear from you!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 05, 2018
Awesome
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DuffyDoherty June 05, 2018
Thank you Ram!
steve4wdaus PRO
 
steve4wdaus June 20, 2018
Cool photo Duffy..great location and composition..and yes that is an awesome perspective. Often the wide angle lense thing is overdone, but this is just right.
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DuffyDoherty June 20, 2018
Thank you Steve. I was taught early on, a wide angle is not for "getting it all in," but for "getting really close." I try to ascribe to that when the opportunity presents itself. Thanks again!

Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this image at the Eldorado Mining Company, otherwise known as Nelson, Nevada, a ghost town, 5 miles due west of the Colorado River southeast of Las Vegas.This is a prime location for photographing antiques and old artifacts including cars, trucks and jalopies that have been left out in the desert sun.
Time
This image was taken in the morning, The sun was fully up. Our group, put together by Stephanie Billings (viewbug/member/SteBil30) along with Dave Loucks (member/DaveLoucks) and some of Stephanie's friends from the San Bernardino area, had been up early, wandering around Nelson, shooting the blue hour and sunrise, and had then begun idling back together, when I saw this truck and the Texaco sign.
Lighting
It was a beautiful March morning. The air was clear and we had a bunch of interesting contrails to give some texture to the sky. Natural light all the way on this one. White balance was set to auto.
Equipment
I shot this with my Nikon D810 and Nikon 16-35mm F/4 lens, hand held at 16mm and F/4, ISO 64
Inspiration
The Eldorado Mining Company (Nelson, NV) is an inspiring place where the spirit of the Olde West comes alive. The owner has spent a lifetime curating one of the largest and most interesting groupings of buildings, shops, tools, vehicles and artifacts, anywhere in the Southwest. Just walking around opens your artistic eye as you turn and see splendid photographic offerings in every direction.
Editing
This image was shot in RAW, so it had to be developed, but nothing radical was done, just basic sharpening. The exposure was good in camera. I wanted the final image to look after post how it appeared to me in person, so no saturation or other changes were made.
In my camera bag
The answer to this question varies, depending on what I am heading out to shoot. On a photo trip like the Eldorado Mining Company, I bring two bodies, my Nikon D810 and D600. For zoom lenses my primaries are, Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8G and 16-35mm F/4. I also have my Nikon 70-200mm F/4 with me, but access in Nelson is so readily available you can get very close to almost everything easily, and so I didn't use it. Since I am somewhat of a "bokeh whore," so I also bring my Sigma 85mm F/1.4 and Nikon 58mm F/1.4, both of which provide the creamiest bokeh imaginable! (I wish Nikon made a lens that had all of the qualities of the 58, but at a focal length somewhere in the 24-35mm range) Somewhere in the bottom of my bag lies my Nikon 105mm F/2.8. I didn't use it on this trip, but if I'd have had a couple more days, there was an unlimited opportunity to use it for macro photography. I did bring my tripod for evening and light painting activities, and I carry two Nikon SB-700 flashes. I also use Black Rapid single and double straps as necessary. They simply work for me...
Feedback
The internet is one of my primary tools for planning photography trips. Google Maps, Earth and Images allows one to really dig in and know what to expect. Being a map nut, I spend a lot of time trying to become familiar with what I will face when I actually arrive. Weather conditions are not as critical in the desert as in some locales, sunny and dry is the norm, but the moon cycle is very important to consider if planning for night shots. When visualizing a shot with an ultra-wide lens, it helps to walk around your subject while looking through the viewfinder, moving the camera up and down and side to side, because the POV changes radically with even slight movements. Once you have found your vantage point, get down low and see how it changes, especially with regard to the subject intersection with the horizon. Lastly, get close. It is amazing how close you can get to your subject with an ultra-wide lens. Play with that beautiful lens distortion until you get something you like!.

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