This was NOT a good experience for me! Yesterday I went in and hid in the acoustic guitar room to have what I thought was going to be a very quick cry. Unfortunately, a novice guitar player was also in the room testing out a guitar by playing the song “Time of Your Life” by Green Day over and over again. Needless to say, my ‘quick cry’ ended up being the exact opposite of quick. Do not cry here!
"Compose, then focus, then recompose, eliminating what you thought was the focal object."
— magnificentruin.com (via magnificentruin)
EQUIPMENT: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 500mm f/4 IS II USM
This photo was taken on September 3, 2013, from the North Shore of Wonder Lake in Denali National Park at about 10:30 am. Our group had spent the morning attempting grand landscape photos from a rise above the lake when I noticed the beautiful fall foliage reflections in the water. I had just replaced my wide-angle lens with a 500mm lens to direct attention to the lake reflections when a pair of trumpeter swans flew into view. I only had time to grab a few handheld shots before the swans flew beyond the colorful reflections of the fall foliage. The photo was processed in Adobe Lightroom 5, with contrast, color saturation, and level adjustments, as well as cropping adjustments.