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SmallTownKatt May 04
Thank you for joining my challenge, and good luck. Katt
estercastillo08 PRO+
Congrats on your win
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MiyoJergen May 21
Great photo! Hope you are going to join my #onacliffedge challenge as well , stay safe , Miyo

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken on a trip I did to Mendoza, Argentina in a lake called 'Los Reyunos'.
It was about 6 o' clock in the afternoon. It had been a hot sunny day, and after spending some time at the beach, I flew my drone. I was taking pics of the place when I could see a group of guys jumping to the lake from a cliff, so I asked one of them if he could jump to take him a photo. This was the result...
Probably one of the best moments of light to take pictures in a place like this in summer is after 5 o' clock in the afternoon because the lighting is not too hard and soft enough to highlight the objets, and reach a good balance in the whole photo.
This shot was taken with a DJI Phantom 3 4K.
I remember I saw a pic on Instagram of someone jumping to a river or a lake, and I thought: 'I would like to take my own but from above'. The issue was to get the diver and the place. Luckily, that summer the planets aligned at 'Los Reyunos' and I found the right person in the right place. Awesome!
I always do post-processing of my pictures. I consider that all parts of the process are important, since how you set up the camera values when you shoot, to the digital treatment with the RAW files. I like to give the last touch to the pic by doing color correction, and correcting details that make prettier what it was already pretty. Personally, I love working with sharpness, shadows, contrasts, gradients, and warm and vibrant colors in my pics, and this shot wasn't the exception.
In my camera bag
I have varied equipment. As a travel photographer, I always try to cover all the focal range, from wide to telephoto, to be able to work at any distance. I have a Canon 5D Mark III body and I use a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8ii lens for portraits and landscapes and a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens for wildlife, to be there when I'm not close enough and get a great shot. Nowadays, having a drone is a plus to have a different point of view, so I have a DJI Mavic Pro for aerial shots, despite I took this pic with my DJI Phantom 3 4K, that I usually use to picture architecture. Finally, to be an all-terrain photographer, I have a GO PRO Hero 7. Up to this point, this are my essentials. In other hand, I like to experiment with other kind of photography like macro, for which I use a macrotubes with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and I work with architecture, by using a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 .
Get inspired by others and explore. Travel to find that place to take the picture you love. As I said before, in this case I was lucky because I found a diver in this great place. The secret was remembering the pic I wanted to take by thinking the one I had seen on Instagram avoiding to imitate it, so I could get the same meaning (someone jumping to the lake or river), but a completely different way, from above, my own version.

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