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30/1 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 11, 2013, 6:11:56 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Painted In Pastels by kkart Painted In Pastels by kkart
There's many reasons why photographers wake up at ungodly hours to photograph a scenic be it the light, the color, the absolute tranquility of being there alone with nobody else around and then there is the whole experience of it all; seeing something which nobody else does. In many ways I think I am addicted to it all but one the things is certainly the experience of it and being able to click the shutter. I'm definitely a morning shooter as compared to an evening light sort of photographer. The air is so much more pure then with the lack of pollution not to mention you generally have nobody else around that can cause issues when photographing a landscape. It's hard to describe but there is a certain sort of tinge of freshness in the air then, it's invigorating. So it was on this morning when I was photographing Lake Ladora at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Denver, Colorado. very chilly out to say the least but arms with gloves and a huge mug of coffee, I was ok mostly. I stood here photographing this as Coyotes were singing and howling literally over my right shoulder incredibly loud and I pondered and thought "wow, I am lucky!" Sometimes, it really is all about the experience.

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PoseMakerC Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Can I use this as a chatroom for my chatsite? I'll give you full credit. 
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
not sure what ya mean, can you explain some? Thanks
Appreciation4it Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Sounds like a great experience. :)
JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Featured here: [link] :iconappleblossomplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:

Awesome! :aww:
FissileNutria Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an incredible picture! I really like the strong colors and the mirror image of the sky on the water. I love the crisp image of the rocks in front of the lake too, they really add clarity and a very interesting look to the image. Well done!
Zanarky Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the strong deep colours, and the overall feeling of the whole scene. Nice work!
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. [link] :heart:
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) thank you very much
Pronus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Beautiful shot and interesting and wonderful to read about your motivation for early mornings.
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