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photobeat Sep 20
i love the lens you used, well done
Great photo. Love it💕
cool perspective📷
SaraTG Sep 28
Absolutely beautiful
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TracyJane51 Oct 10
Stunning capture. I love the profile. ✨🎶😇👌
Rmay1 Nov 07
Congratulations on runner up in Forest Frenzy contest.😊
wilsonzheng Nov 13
Nice structure
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Behind The Lens

The photo was taken at Redwoods Treewalk of Rotorua, in New Zealand, during a trip in 2019. This forest is full of tree diversity, but the most predominant are the silver fern ones, endemic to the country. This was a self-portrait with a GoPro, which with its fisheye, reflected the immensity of these trees.
I went to the forest around 10 AM. It was a cloudy day with occasional drizzle.
As is known, cloudy days give us photographers a more even light and there is no need to struggle with the exposure of the photos. I can say, then, that it made the shot easier.
This photo was shot on a Go Pro Hero 7.
Walking through this forest of very tall trees, I saw the opportunity to photograph myself in it, to show their monstrous size.
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 and a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8ii for portraits, landscapes and architecture, 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 AIR 2S for aerial shots. 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.
Be creative and curious. Try to practice nature photography in natural parks and places near your town, so the day you travel and you are in an amazing place but without much time, you already know the frame that works, the lighting and your equipment. Finally, whenever you go to a country, always research and try to find that "hidden" place to bring home a unique and original photo.

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