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Light Up The Hills


With the warm early morning sunlight splashing the mountainsides decorated with fall color here and there.I quickly looked about for some foreground to give the photo depth.I was standing on the North shoreline of O S A Lake near the West end of the lake.There was a couple of interesting stunted pines on a island in front of me.By using part of the island to fill in the photo and add depth I created the above composition.Keeping the stunted trees to the left for added interest yet at the same time allowing a clear view of the hills to be shown allowed for a fairly open view.A touch of color on the water in the form of reflections adds to the overall look.The added bonus was the side lighting on the island to add some very good contrast.

These type of photos do not come around everyday.You just have to be there and be aware of what is happening around you.If you do not find what you want today,then next time you may.In other words Nature creates the scene with the available lighting and you must be aware of it.It helps to explore various locations you would like to shoot.If nothing also you have enjoyed the beauty of the land before you along with the peace and quiet of a wilderness setting.

That is it for this week.Thank you everyone for all the comments.So until next time happy trails

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~ by kenben on 02/27/2012.

4 Responses to “Light Up The Hills”

  1. Wow, beautiful photo! I’m a WordPress photographer as well, so I love seeing posts like this! Great job, keep it up.

  2. Beautiful light in this photograph, Ken! A wonderfully peaceful image. Congrats!

  3. Beautiful colors, beautiful photo!

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