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March 30, 2012
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October's Light by kkart October's Light by kkart
Insight about the shot---Light. I am always chasing it. There just isn't much of anything else that can add so much to a shot than light. I guess that's why I wake up at crazy times of the morning )3am often) to get on location to have the best conditions. There is an old saying that sort goes like "artist's suffer for their craft", am I suffering waking up at such a crazy time of the day? I don't see it as such at all because the reward is so great. To sit and photograph with nothing around you, no noise, no people, just the sound of the leaves rustling and the birds singing. Everything feels so much more alive at the hours before dawn and during it. The world seems like a much calmer place and time just seems to move slow.

This was captured at Cherry Creek State Park with a couple of friends I shoot with on a cool gorgeous Autumn morning. The only other person we saw was a lone fisherman who had been there all night long, just relaxing on the shore and casting a line. Other than that, completely void of people.

Technical info---I really liked how the pathway lead into the trees. I also really liked how the fence worked with a sense of forced perspective which basically forces the viewers eyes down the path. I have a shot without it as well but I feel the composition in this capture is far better considering what it does. I wanted to portray the light the best I could and have the viewer enveloped, surrounded and wrapped in it. Not a easy shot to especially shoot either with just a huge dynamic range, so had to use my Sony a550's ability to shoot HDR in body with a setting of 3 backed by a Fotodiox CPL and Grad ND. After several tried I got it using that setup. The darks and lights had a happy medium, at least in my eyes with holding back the brightness of the leaves some.

Fall how I miss you.

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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Now this is why I love Autumn! Stunning capture!
Michies-Photographyy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!~ Beautiful contrast~ :D :love:
PleisarPup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Beautiful work!
dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful artwork has been featured in my latest Enchanting Nature Feature. :aww:
Please visit and show some support. :heart:
Have a wonderful day! :sun:
Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Marvelous lightning. :heart:
kavita-alore Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Its warm and inviting. Just beautiful.
thexyz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Love this shot. Reminds me of where I grew up. Vegas has a terrible looking fall, I miss this!
AaronsArts Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Truly, this is a place where fire burns but doesn't destroy.Where you can feel warm but not worry.
autumndesires Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning. <3
Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors............
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