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Runner Up in Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol11
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Creative Moments Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
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Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol11Top 30 class
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Finding Circles Photo ContestTop 20 class
Finding Circles Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
We Live To Explore Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The ViewBug ProjectTop 30 class
The ViewBug ProjectTop 30 class week 1
Comfortable Isolation Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Capture Circles Photo ContestTop 30 class
Capture Circles Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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7 Comments | Report
marius13868
 
marius13868 December 11, 2020
Out of interest why didn't you choose to put the center of the buoy in the center of the image?
deekaycee Platinum
 
deekaycee February 14, 2021
Happy photo! Congrats on your photo contest runner-up honors!
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic February 15, 2021
Nice shot!
martezwilliams
 
martezwilliams December 04, 2021
Really like your composition
Jeremydean80 Platinum
 
Jeremydean80 December 09, 2021
Awesome shot, congratulations on being runner up in the rule of thirds photo contest! Nicely done!,
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 December 09, 2021
Congratulations
kjfishman
 
kjfishman December 30, 2021
Great use of dead space and composition.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo last year while out for a walk with my dad at Sampson State Park. The park itself actually has quite an interesting history. Formerly functioning as an Air Force and Naval training base during WWII, and then as the Army Depot nuclear munitions storage facility during the Cold War, it's now a state park, military museum and marina, located on Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.
Time
I took this late in the afternoon, just before the golden hour.
Lighting
When I took this photo, it was more about my interest in the subject than anything else. Attention to lighting came later in post-processing, where I tried to manipulate light in a way that would hopefully make the subject stand out and the colors pop.
Equipment
I just used my Nikon D750 with a 24-120mm f/4 lens.
Inspiration
Again, interest in the subject. I liked the nautical vibes. I've lived on the lakes my whole life, so it's a familiar theme. The color also captured my attention. When I took this photo it was late winter/early spring when life and color had yet to return, so the bright orange was quite striking and visually appealing.
Editing
I definitely did. I completely changed the background, choosing blue to both enhance the orange as well as to fit with the nautical/lake theme.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D750 and usually all of my lenses (24-120mm f/4, 35mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, macro 105mm f/2.8), my speedlite, transmitters & receivers, and a remote shutter release. Though now that summer's coming back I suppose I'll be adding some filters and tripod for some more landscape work.
Feedback
Photograph anything you find even remotely interesting or eye-catching. Don't become too fixated on finding the most interesting or exciting subjects to photograph that you miss out on all the creative opportunities photography offers us.

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