ianthill60
ianthill60

A Serene Camp



Mystery lies in every squeek, shuffle, rustle and snap. You turn over and listen. Nothing. And the night unfolds.

Mystery lies in every squeek, shuffle, rustle and snap. You turn over and listen. Nothing. And the night unfolds.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Blue Mound State Park in Wisconsin
Time
Late evening; the sun had set, with just a hint of glow.
Lighting
This shot wasn't premeditated. I saw the open door to the car and the headlight peaking out from behind the tent - it caught my eye.
Equipment
Canon PowerShot S95 - the best camera is the one you have when you see the shot. No tripod, just a steady hand (low shutter speed).
Inspiration
I liked the moodiness of the scene, a hint of suspense that I think is there every time you camp. There's something slightly mystical about listening to critters when you tuck into your sleeping bag for the night
Editing
I increased clarity slightly and added a vignette.
In my camera bag
I shoot with the Canon SL3 now. The small body allows me to lug it up climbs or deep into the backcountry. For lenses, I bring a 24-105mm most everywhere. When that proves too big, I take a 28mm 1.8 fixed out. I like the shallow depth of field for portraits and bokeh and the 28mm allows a moderately wide angle to capture landscapes as well.
Feedback
Be present. You're a photographer, obviously you have an eye for interesting captures. Let yourself actually be there and you'll recognize the shot when it presents itself.

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