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An endangered green turtle beaching in a favorite place... Zen moment

An endangered green turtle beaching in a favorite place... Zen moment
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Mumsley PRO
 
Mumsley September 05, 2019
Thanks for entering my challenge and congrats on the win! This is such a beautiful and peaceful moment.
gman176
 
gman176 September 29, 2019
Great image!
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this very surreal and calming shot on a Zen beach which I will not disclose curtesy of the owners of the property But I call it my Zen beach somewhere secluded on North Shore Maui.
Time
This was early afternoon when a day of cloud cover and not at all beaming with Maui's very bright sunlight.
Lighting
A day of clouds away from Maui Bright sunlight
Equipment
I used a Sony A7RII here. No flash, handheld and laying on that sandy beach
Inspiration
I come here often, as it is secluded and away from crowds and noise so a peaceful place to sit with the turtles if I want and of course take thier photos when they are ok with it. In the background some private homes that cannot be seen from the streets and just makes a pretty picture adorened with the palm trees and all things Maui not typical in those tourist magazines
Editing
Barely enhanced what was there. If I do I use lightroom, photoshop, Corel and Topaz plug ins
In my camera bag
I primarily use the Sony A 7RII with a SEL 18-200mm F 3.5-6.3 lens. I also carry a backup , the Canon Rebel 5 but rarely use it anymore. Although the Canon is not my favorite, one never knows when I will need those lenses or the camera. It is always wise to carry MORE. In my backpack extras of everything including car chargers, plenty of batteries and memory cards as I shoot in RAW format.I carry also the tripod and monopod with me and an umbrella, flashlight, and Macro tubes.Always learning and so my equipment grows with it. I don't forget the business cards and ipad. I try to be prepared for any shot that could come along. I have added the 90mmF2.8 Macro lens.
Feedback
I am a landscape photographer primarily so I need Patience and lots of it at times! Take risks, shoot outside your comfort zone and get creative, get low, get high, shoot in the dark, shade and sun, shoot everything and then go with what feels right for YOU.I have learned alot more since taking this photo as I always am inspired to keep learning. Look at the angle, composition, what is it you want your viewers to know about the subject? Do you have tripod, optics clean, batteries, card in place? In other words have learned to be in the moment and really think and compose the shot I want. Sometimes I do and sometimes I forget but no matter what I just do it! I always stay open to learn more! I try to really pay attention to what I love, the creativity and not be a cookie cutter version of someones else ideas, I like to create my own

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