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Autumn Zen by kkart Autumn Zen by kkart
Featured & Published! My photograph here is published in the second issue of "Exposed Photography Magazine" [link]
It has also been featured inside PhotoExtract.com [link]

A wallhanger! A few weeks ago I took advantage of Adorama's sale on large metallic prints and ordered up a 20x30 of this shot...all I can say is 'wow'. I\f you all wanted a print from me or ever thought about purchasing one of my images I have to say that this one makes a dang brilliant shot to hang! It isn't often I speak highly of my own work but this time with this shot? It's an exception. It really looks incredible printed large!

About the image--- Tranquility. It is one of the things I seem to chase after besides light a great deal when photographing. Smaller, more intimate scenes that I imagine many would otherwise look over. This spot has long been a favorite location of mine, there is just something about it. I have never really gotten a Fall photo though worth much though until this year. See, here in Colorado, just before sunrise (when I am often shooting) we have this thing we call "the solar mountain breeze (among other things depending on your level of frustration at the time lol) in which the breeze picks up. It usually starts 30 minutes before sunrise and can make shots like this next to impossible. I lucked out with it on the morning when I photographed this. Big time. It was completely still for once, with the gentle breeze only being caused from the water rushing by.

Technical stuff--- Sony a550, Minolta 18-200mm lens, stacked Fotodiox CPL and ND8, about 3.5 seconds at f14, tripod and wireless shutter release. Also anchored my backpack on the center column hook for more stability. Other than that?

Video of location I shot while photographing this--- I shot a quick little cell phone vid of us shooting this scene [link] if you would care to check it out, a little shaky as the light was low

---John


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SilverFireworks Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
it's so beautiful! relly i think autumn's the most beautiful season :)
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SilverFireworks Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
really*
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CAI79 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Great photo!
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Crona27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Sir these pictures are Pristine. You're an amazing photographer. Must be a very nice camera youre using.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks, I am happy you like my work. I do like my camera, yes it is nice but would you say "that must be very nice paint you are using" to an artist when he paints? The camera is just a tool, in the hands of a capable artist, one can achieve their vision :)
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
A great image captured in stunning focus. The colors, lighting, centering, and action just looks awesome!
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airbournevirus Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
stunning. you have an eye like no other my friend.
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can only imagine this as a print hanging on a wall... Talk about putting you right in the middle of a scene. Another stunning shot.
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Highlights-Shadows Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Waaauw! Great picture. Love the sharpnes, composition, colours and long shutter effect.
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
great colours !!
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is way cool. It looks like it would look really good print.

But you sell yourself shot. You have a lot, a lot of other great shots. :)
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Lovely shot
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Craig-Irvine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,
Your photo's are super!

was wondering if anyone know if i could get this blured effect with the water with the camera i use? its a

Nikon Coolpix L120
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ahhhh long exposure photography is one thing that really requires a dslr. It isn't to say that it can't be done with a point and shoot, it can, but the control is quite limited. What you would need to do is this;

get an ND filter, you would need a ND8, ND400 or a ND1000....that attaches to your lens and then you would set your iso to the lowest possible. That would be the way you would do it with a point and shoot as they don't have full manual controls.
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Craig-Irvine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh that's great! Thanks for help! Much appreciated!
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
truly a beautiful piece of work!
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MatthiasHaltenhof Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot!
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Miss-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I LOVE the effect! Wonderful photo John!
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davidkingham Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
This one is gorgeous Jon!
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sharkash Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what a beautiful shot. thanks for sharing
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OliviaPaige010 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, I adore Aspen trees. Their beautiful golden hues in the autumn are simply breathtaking, and I love how you were able to capture that fleeting beauty in such an amazing composition. The contrast between the yellow leaves and the water is stunning! :3
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo, John!
Hugs.
Anj
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, the yellow leaves look great :)
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Cursivedragon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I've always loved the low shutter speed effect on flowing water. Everything in this picture is so vivid. Totally awesome.
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SylveryFox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
quiet ... :)
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ObiektywnaMigawka Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful :heart:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a pretty shot John
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aprmason Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
John,

Outstanding piece of work.

Toni.
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Merhlin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Great shot indeed!
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td365 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful capture! Gotta love a moment where everything just comes together perfectly. :)
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic :)
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