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Forest Creek





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7 Comments | Report
ScenebytheRoad March 10, 2018
Even small falls rock. Beautiful work.
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amelahajdarevic June 07, 2019
Just a great photo.
lesterbarr August 20, 2020
Very well done, Sir.
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photobydave August 20, 2020
Thank you
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photobydave July 15, 2021
Thank you
evangelistearlobryansr September 13, 2022
awesome picture! great job!
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Behind The Lens

This little creek has no name and was taken in the Port Renfrew area on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Back road exploring on Logging roads the creek emerged from the forest if old growth Cedars and Fir. Creek walking and bush whacking up stream I found several spots I took photos this day. This is in a more remote part of the wilderness, where I enjoy exploring.
This was taken in the morning hours as it was not a destination merely a find along the back roads as I was driving.
I prefer exploring in all weather, on this particular day it was heavy overcast with some rain. My preference are cloudy days to reduce harsh shadows and highlighting. Working in a rain forest amongst heavily canopies of trees lighting is always darker and a challenge at times but the natural lighting tells its own story.
On this particular shot I was using a Canon 5D mark III. My preferred landscape lens is a 16-35L Canon Lens and usually a polarized filter to bring out the foliage in the image. Due to low light I always tripod mount my camera and to avoid vibrations shoot with a remote control in live view (mirror lockup). I shoot entirely in RAW format and prefer a low ISO setting on calm days.
I often state we take a camera for a walk and hope a photo happens. In this particular image I just seen something that was appealing to me. This was but one of number of images captured on this day and subsequent return to this spot.
Processing in Lightroom from RAW format. My hopes are that I was able to capture something in a single image that needs only minor tweaking such as light or reduced highlights depending.
In my camera bag
It's an interesting thought as I will pack my bag according to where I'm going. When exploring back roads, my favourite, I may include a second camera body with a 100-400 Canon Lens. In the main bag I will have extra batteries, cards, and cleaning gear. I will have a lens with the polarizer filter attached and have some cokin ND filters in the bag. In another part of the bag I have first aid and survival gear, since I'm frequently in remote wilderness. This will change should I be shooting portraiture or weddings of course, when flash, diffuser, etc. I also change from my Canon over to a Sony AR7III and my lens of choice a 24-70.
Look for a creek and do a walk, don't settle for just one spot. Look at the spot from all angles in composing with your eye then set up. When I find a spot I will often thing, this would be great in the fall, low water, high water, after a big rain or when its raining. Don't be afraid to visit the same spot on numerous occasions. Never have a destination in mind with the thought of I must take a photo, sometimes I can explore for a day and not take my camera out of the bag.

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