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this is one of the most unique shot I ever took with a drone, let me explain why. we usually skate on the frozen lake by the cottage, but during Christmas week, a snowstorm hit the village. To our surprise, we were still able to go through the snow with o



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4 Comments | Report
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone February 14, 2021
AWEsome.
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OptiqueVideo February 15, 2021
it was indeed :) thanks
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic February 15, 2021
Just iicredible.
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OptiqueVideo February 15, 2021
it was :) never seen this again
Llilysb
 
Llilysb February 18, 2021
I really like the simplicity of this image. It draws you in to look closely at what is happening here. The trail of the person going thru the snow and his shadows makes is feel like he is alone and lost. Great job!! 😊
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OptiqueVideo February 25, 2021
You got it all:) it was the point of the photo thanks so much
Morgan_Lytle PRO
 
Morgan_Lytle March 25, 2021
Minimalism at its finest! Wonderful image.

Behind The Lens

Location
At the family cottage, in Quebec
Time
It was during the afternoon, the day after Christmas.
Lighting
Since it was winter, the sun was low on the horizon even during the whole afternoon making a dramatic shadow on the snow
Equipment
Mavic 2 pro
Inspiration
When I saw my girlfriend's dad starting skating on the lake even if there was a good 10cm of snow, I immediately got the drone out to capture a video. At my surprise the pattern he was creating by his skates in the snow looked so good I got altitude to capture a topdown shot. It was looking like a flower stem.
Editing
Yes, I increased the shadows on the sides, but also turned the colors Into this moody blue/gray colors. Also removed a bit of natural motion blur around the skater because I had a Nd filter on for video filming.
In my camera bag
Sony A7iii, sigma 14mm 1.8, sigma 35mm 1.4, Sony 70-200 f4 & The mavic 2 pro.
Feedback
Jump on the moment! Because I wanted my girlfriend's dad to go again since I knew I had motion blur introduced in the photo, but it just didn't happen. Luckely I was able to recover the shot.

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