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Fall on the AuSable River in Michigan



Taken near the Five Channels Dam on the AuSable River

Taken near the Five Channels Dam on the AuSable River
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kclofty Platinum
 
kclofty Feb 15
Vivid color and fantastic reflection. A favorite in my Showcase for the Overlooked.
donbenderphotography Platinum
Many thanks!😊❤

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken above the Five Channels Dam on the AuSable River, near Oscoda, Michigan.
Time
I took this image in late afternoon, approximately 5:00pm.
Lighting
The lighting was quite diffuse from the partly cloudy conditions, and lit up the trees quite nicely.
Equipment
I took the shot with my tripod-mounted Canon 80D, outfitted with my EF-S 55-250mm lens at a focal length of 70mm. Aperture was set at f/5, ISO200, and an exposure of 1/40s. No flash was used.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture some awesome fall colors along the river, and I just happened upon this location as we were driving around. I particularly loved the reflection in the water!
Editing
Yes, this was post-processed in LuminarAI and Topaz Sharpen AI.
In my camera bag
I typically carry my Canon 80D with five lenses (Canon 50mm f/1.8, 10-18mm wide angle zoom, 18-55mm zoom, and 55-250mm zoom, and Tokina 100mm macro prime lens). I also have my Haida M10 pro filter holder with a 10-stop ND and 3-stop GND filter and circular polarizer. Of course, I always have my standard accessories like spare batteries, lens hoods, memory cards, etc., and I carry a Godox V860-II speedlight with MagMod Sphere & MagBeam flash modifiers with color gels and gobos.
Feedback
My advice is always simple...soak up everything about where you are, and feel the story that starts to reveal itself about your subject and your surroundings. I'm always amazed that eventually a compelling story begins to emerge, and my job then becomes how best to capture that story. Sometimes that's easy to do, sometimes it's damn hard, and sometimes I'm not able to do it at all. It's those times that I just enjoy the story and the moment, and then later it drives me to get better at my craft so in the future I can perhaps succeed.

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