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davidparkhurst January 12, 2018
So very good
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johannafroese January 12, 2018
Thank you so much David!
 
its amazing
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johannafroese Apr 09
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tinaswanson Apr 02
breathtaking ...priceless!
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johannafroese Apr 09
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wondeeful....
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johannafroese Apr 09
Thank you so much!

Winter in Oregon



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Location
This photo was taken on Highway 6 in Oregon. We travel this road routinely between our home in town and our place at the coast. It was a beautiful Winter Day and it had snowed all night. The sun was shining and the clouds were fluffy and blue sky was beginning to show. Now my husband knows how excited I get about photographing a beautiful scene. When he drives he does not pull over every time I get excited about something I want to photograph or we'd never get anywhere. Consequently, I have learned to shoot with camera in hand while he drives. This was one such time.
Time
This was taken during the day on January 1, 2017, at 1:24pm.
Lighting
It was an overcast day with occasional sun peaks, which is typical in Oregon in the Winter. Because it was early afternoon, there was plenty of light.
Equipment
This was shot with my Nikon D810 in manual mode. I always shoot in manual mode. Even from a moving car, I have learned to alter my settings quickly. Settings: f/8 100 1/125. Shooting out of the front of the car window while my husband was driving presented its own set of challenges. I had to make sure my camera was low enough to miss the dirty windshield above the windshield line and try not to move too much. The road had lots of curves and uneven pavement. I took several continuous photos hoping there would be some without camera shake. I could have compensated with a higher ISO but I was a less experienced photographer at the time.
Inspiration
The incredible beauty of the snow on the trees and the lighting inspired me to try to capture what I could as a passenger. So many photo opportunities are missed when traveling. I began photographing in a moving car more or less as a way to challenge and entertain myself during long stretches. After awhile it became my routine. Sometimes I get lucky and get a photo like this one that just has this crazy story behind it.
Editing
Yes, I love editing! It's where the magic happens. I upload my raw images into LR for basic processing, then use a number of different editing programs, adjusting sliders slightly here and there until I'm satisfied I've brought out the very best in my images.
In my camera bag
My camera bag contains various lenses, my Nikon D810, cleaning supplies, remote release, and flashlight.
Feedback
My advice for others who want to take photos as a passenger, is to keep your camera out and ready. Practice looking for things that are interesting and try photographing them. At first it will seem awkward as the car is always moving and you have to learn to compensate with your body by moving with it. Practice using different settings until you get the hang of what works and what doesn't. In the end, you may be rewarded with some incredible photos you may not otherwise have.

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