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Post by Duck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 am

I had found myself with some amount of free time this past week end and I decided to see what kind of imagery I could create at the local reservoir. The location offers lots of opportunities, being a favorite spot for young fishermen, avid nature lovers, joggers and dog walkers. I'll be posting additional images as I get them developed.
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Post by minniev » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:56 pm

It's a peaceful well composed scene that reminds us beauty can be found in our ordinary surroundings, we don't have to travel to exotic locations to have fun with this. Just yesterday I had a request for a similar image of our local reservoir for a conservation brochure. You never know where your next customer may be coming from.
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Post by Duck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:29 pm

minniev wrote:It's a peaceful well composed scene that reminds us beauty can be found in our ordinary surroundings, we don't have to travel to exotic locations to have fun with this. Just yesterday I had a request for a similar image of our local reservoir for a conservation brochure. You never know where your next customer may be coming from.

That's great. If it's for a conservation brochure don't forget to take additional images you may be able to sell them for their website and other media. Perhaps closeups of litter and washed up debris, noticeable effects of man on the environment, etc. I like to offer more than what they think they need. Even if it doesn't turn into an immediate sale they are aware you have those images. Looking forward to seeing what you get in the shoot.
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Post by Duck » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:19 am

Behind the reservoir is a walking trail that wends its way through incredibly tall evergreens. Because of their age and height occasionally a tree is lost in a storm. I found this spinny log laying in a deep bed of pine needles and it seemed to offer up an image.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:37 am

Duck wrote:I had found myself with some amount of free time this past week end and I decided to see what kind of imagery I could create at the local reservoir. The location offers lots of opportunities, being a favorite spot for young fishermen, avid nature lovers, joggers and dog walkers. I'll be posting additional images as I get them developed.

I could spend the day there with that reflection. Thank you for sharing this! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:39 am

minniev wrote:It's a peaceful well composed scene that reminds us beauty can be found in our ordinary surroundings, we don't have to travel to exotic locations to have fun with this. Just yesterday I had a request for a similar image of our local reservoir for a conservation brochure. You never know where your next customer may be coming from.

I watched a YouTube that said you should explore where you live before you look for something exotic as it helps you see beyond what you think you know. S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:41 am

Duck wrote:That's great. If it's for a conservation brochure don't forget to take additional images you may be able to sell them for their website and other media. Perhaps closeups of litter and washed up debris, noticeable effects of man on the environment, etc. I like to offer more than what they think they need. Even if it doesn't turn into an immediate sale they are aware you have those images. Looking forward to seeing what you get in the shoot.

Great advice! S-
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Post by Duck » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:43 am

St3v3M wrote:I watched a YouTube that said you should explore where you live before you look for something exotic as it helps you see beyond what you think you know. S-

Also some really great advice.
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Post by Duck » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:13 am

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I revisited this image and did some additional editing.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:20 am

Duck wrote:Unitas_Photography-Shelton Lakes sunset.jpg
I revisited this image and did some additional editing.

I like it, I really like it! S-
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