If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera-
After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol About the photograph-
Amazing how fast Fall is approaching here in Colorado and I still have a massive backlog of photos to process from last year.. In fact, I just finally got around to getting this image done this morning. One of the things I have learned through the years is to really study where you are when you are photographing. Notice the smaller more intimate details for it is often times these images which can communicate well to the viewer. I was actually shooting a large landscape image with stunning mountain views at sunrise when I noticed this happening. The light and the way it was just so alive and saturated, showing a wonderful abstract pattern of texture in the reflection of the lake fascinated me. Combine that with some fog lifting off the shoreline from a very cold Autumn evening the night before and you have the makings for something rather special as far as atmosphere goes. I intentionally held back the forest by adjusting my Grad ND to give it more contrast and a bit of a darker feel which I felt would create more drama in the image itself. When you are out shooting this Fall, make sure you take in your surroundings a tad more closely, blink and you might miss it! The small things are sometimes the most satisfying!
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