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23 Comments | Report
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography April 05, 2018
Very cool, Outstanding capture / Voted
gunnarheilmann PRO
gunnarheilmann April 16, 2018
thank you so much ! glad you like it !
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz April 26, 2018
Wow.....beautiful work!
gunnarheilmann PRO
gunnarheilmann May 15, 2018
thank you soo much !
ChasingLightLikeMad
 
ChasingLightLikeMad May 15, 2018
ChasingLightLikeMad
 
ChasingLightLikeMad May 15, 2018
Nice one of White Pocket.
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography May 30, 2018
Congratulations!
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz May 30, 2018
Congratulations on a well-deserved Challenge Win.
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose May 30, 2018
Stunning, pure art!
the_cutestlink
 
the_cutestlink May 31, 2018
Congratulations.. so wonderful photo😀
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes October 05, 2018
wow!
Viggo
 
Viggo February 01, 2019
Bravo!
simonparry
 
simonparry February 01, 2019
Superb shot..
mikoyen27 PRO+
 
mikoyen27 February 01, 2019
A great composition, I like the light in it!
2216_6645 PRO
 
2216_6645 February 01, 2019
Love the composition
tanweikhang
 
tanweikhang February 02, 2019
wow! great.
ChasingLightLikeMad
 
ChasingLightLikeMad April 05, 2019
Beautiful shot of White Pocket.
Sandyjeff
 
Sandyjeff July 05, 2019
Stunning!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel June 15, 2020
The tree adds so much to this picture. Good job.
TreeLovePhotography
 
TreeLovePhotography August 23, 2020
Love it! This image will stay forever in my thoughts. Perfect place to visualize when doing meditations..... Thank you!
srmimages PRO+
 
srmimages February 04, 2021
Absolutely stunning
aminhosseini
 
aminhosseini March 16, 2021
minimalism at its finest 👌🌱
gunnarheilmann PRO
gunnarheilmann March 18, 2021
Thats the idea ;-) glad you like it
LeeHuang PRO+
 
LeeHuang September 16, 2021
luv this picture !!
Te114
 
Te114 November 19, 2021
Amazing
gunnarheilmann PRO
gunnarheilmann November 27, 2021
Thank you so much - glad you see what i see ;-)
ragabelhmamy
 
ragabelhmamy December 12, 2021
Great Shot
gunnarheilmann PRO
gunnarheilmann December 14, 2021
Thank you so much - glad you like it too.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photogrpah was taken at White Pocket, Arizona.
Time
It was taken about 1.5 hours after the sun set. With the last remains of the blue hour.
Lighting
The lighting is done in two steps. First the light on the tree from straingt behind and just to the right from behind the rim in green. Second part is creating the light in the foreground from the right side of the frame. Thats done with a torch from a low angle so you get the nice texture of the rock.
Equipment
The Canon EOS 5d Mark IV was of course on a tripod and teh lighting is done with two LED Lenser Flash lights. One with a RGB LED and the other just a normal one you can focus to a narrow beam.
Inspiration
Some years a go i saw the tree in some blog and going to that place it self was triggered by seeing that very tree. The isolation of the tree
Editing
There is only very little post processing. Important in my way of work is to get the lighting done before i sit on the PC. It makes ma take several pictures but i dont need to do so much later. So you see some crop and a minor color grading and de-noise.
In my camera bag
My bag way to many things. I In difference to many i guess i always have Head Lamp to find my way around at night, i have several Flashlights in different colors, i always carry a romte trigger so i can photography and light up some subject by myself. For the most part i run around with a Laowa 12mm F2.8 or 14mm from Samyang wide angle lens or some portrait lens like the Canon 85mm 1.2 or one of my favourits the 70-200mm F2.8 Lens. On top of that i usually have a few acrylic rods or tubes to create some light painting with. You never know.
Feedback
One of the key elements of the photography is the extreem low vantage point for the beautiful reflection and the texture of the rock formation which was created also withe the Torch brushing the rock from a low vantage point.

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