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I just liked how these exposed roots looked like. Do you?

I just liked how these exposed roots looked like. Do you?
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Behind The Lens

Location
I spend alot of time in the Poudre Canyon in Northern Colorado hiking along the river. Always majestic and you can point your camera anywhere and take a great photo. Also, cellphones lose signal so that's another plus.
Time
I think this was taken in the middle of the day. It was summer and quite hot so I stopped at a small pool of water to skinny dip and saw all these amazing root systems. Luckily it was nice and shaded to I didnt get any harsh shadows from the afternoon sun.
Lighting
The lighting in the photo is all natural, diffused by nature itself. All the afternoon sun was filtered through a canopy of leaves and finally got down to the little creek as nice soft light.
Equipment
This was shot on a Sony A7RIII with the G Master 16-35mm lens. That's all.
Inspiration
Nature always inspires me and motivates me to take photos. This photo in particular was inspired by the texture and the movement of the roots.
Editing
I try not to do alot of color grading on my photos. I use Lightroom to just enhance the image and then slightly tweak it to the image I see in my head.
In my camera bag
I usually dont take alot of equipment with me because I am hiking around and dont want alot of weight. So I keep it simple with just my camera body, 16-35mm lens, a couple vintage nikon prime lenses, a diffuser and my little gorrilla pod.
Feedback
My advice for taking a similar photo would be to look down and look for those small environments. Look along small creeks for those micro ecosystems that lend to these unique pictures

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