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 One of my friends was nice enough to let me borrow his brand new Sony a65 until I can raise enough funds to repair mine. I need to buy him a few beers. About the photograph-
There is just something I love about country roads, always have and always will. Bathed in the sunlight of morning golden hour, I almost missed this shot as I was looking for wildlife to photograph and then I noticed the leading lines and sunlight. One of the things I enjoy doing is photographing what I call "compression landscapes". Basically it involves shooting an image, usually a landscape or travelscape, with a very long lens in the range of 400-500mm. Some of my best and favorite images have been captured this way. It's amazing what you can notice that the human eye otherwise wouldn't. That is how I shot this scenic, using my 500 to gaze far down the road and shot in HDR to hold back the highlights some. I am going to have to get back here at the height of Autumn when the trees are bathed in orange, yellow and gold and shoot it then as well. I imagine it will be absolutely gorgeous!
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