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  1. #1
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    The Story Behind the Shot

    I got this idea from another post, and hope it will be used frequently.

    Please post a shot that you particularly like, or one that someone else likes and requests, and tell the story about how you went about capturing the image, or the circumstances around the image.

    WM


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    Re: The Story Behind the Shot

    So you start it off Wayne!
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    The Story Behind the Shot
    The Story Behind the Shot-59804774_10214058075662278_4314039240011808768_o.jpgthis photo caused a lot of how the , what the, basically we were out and about in the valleys of wales and rode past this waterfall and on the way back had a look and thought yeah we can do that
    we took the pic from the outfall pipe to lake vrynwy, one slip and it would have been non stop down the mountain into the lake - hoping there was no grill over it otherwise yup.
    the bike is actually level with the road and there was a nice wide path to get to the spot - perspective is everything
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    Re: The Story Behind the Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    So you start it off Wayne!
    I'm looking for the file of the shot that I want to post. When I find it, it's going up! Wayne
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    The Story Behind the Shot
    The Story Behind the Shot-wako-egret-reeds-1.jpg

    This is a shot that has bothered me for years, because I missed it when I initially had the opportunity to get it. It was taken in June 2014 at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

    First of all, I learned of Wakodahatchee (Wako) on this site, from our very own Marilynne. I was able to make a day trip from my parents house near Orlando, and have nearly a full day at the wetlands shooting. Marilynne offered to give us a tour of Wako, so I took her up on it, and she was a wonderful hostess, spending a few hours at the wetlands with both of us shooting. Mid-day rain storms came in and Marilynne left on her bicycle and I went and bought lunch at the local Publix. After the storms were through, I decided to make one last run through Wako and noticed this reeded area and thought about what I could photograph in the area.

    Fast forward a month or so, and I was back with an unexpected bit of time at Wako while I was on my way to pick my son up in the Keys after a sailboat excursion. I went to this area and set my gear up and waited for something to arrive. When this egret flew in and started searching through the reeds I was able to get a few shots before I had to leave. When I got home I realized that I had missed the focus on the shot. (Possibly with help from the lens and TC combination.)

    Since then I've wanted to get back to Wako and do whatever I had to do to get this shot again. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get back to Wako since then, but it is still a goal of mine.

    In the meantime, I've processed the original shot with several types sharpening software (this one with Topaz Sharpen AI), and while some are fairly good, none are as good as if I had nailed the focus in the first place.

    Nikon D700, Nikon AF-S 80-200 f2.8 w/TC-20 (at 400mm), 1/1600 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

    WM
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Story Behind the Shot-wako-egret-reeds-1.jpg  

    Last edited by Whiskeyman; 07-25-2020 at 03:47 AM.
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    Re: The Story Behind the Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    The Story Behind the Shot-wako-egret-reeds-1.jpg

    This is a shot that has bothered me for years, because I missed it when I initially had the opportunity to get it. It was taken in June 2014 at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

    First of all, I learned of Wakodahatchee (Wako) on this site, from our very own Marilynne. I was able to make a day trip from my parents house near Orlando, and have nearly a full day at the wetlands shooting. Marilynne offered to give us a tour of Wako, so I took her up on it, and she was a wonderful hostess, spending a few hours at the wetlands with both of us shooting. Mid-day rain storms came in and Marilynne left on her bicycle and I went and bought lunch at the local Publix. After the storms were through, I decided to make one last run through Wako and noticed this reeded area and thought about what I could photograph in the area.

    Fast forward a month or so, and I was back with an unexpected bit of time at Wako while I was on my way to pick my son up in the Keys after a sailboat excursion. I went to this area and set my gear up and waited for something to arrive. When this egret flew in and started searching through the reeds I was able to get a few shots before I had to leave. When I got home I realized that I had missed the focus on the shot. (Possibly with help from the lens and TC combination.)

    Since then I've wanted to get back to Wako and do whatever I had to do to get this shot again. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get back to Wako since then, but it is still a goal of mine.

    In the meantime, I've processed the original shot with several types sharpening software (this one with Topaz Sharpen AI), and while some are fairly good, none are as good as if I had nailed the focus in the first place.

    Nikon D700, Nikon AF-S 80-200 f2.8 w/TC-20 (at 400mm), 1/1600 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

    WM
    Nice story Wayne. Make sure you let me know when you want to do Wako again. It's been closed since March with no sign of opening in the near or distant future, same for Green Cay. They can't control "social distancing" with the massive amounts of folks visiting. But I can meet you at Loxahatchee if you're down here.
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    My apologies to Wayne for missing this post when I replied to his comment in this thread (https://nikonites.com/d500/44640-nik...tml#post739537) where he asked for the story behind this shot. Follow the link for the story (and a bit of how it was processed). Warning, the "story" isn't all that exciting. LOL

    The Story Behind the Shot-hm-04-adjust.jpg
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    Jake
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    Re: The Story Behind the Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    ... Warning, the "story" isn't all that exciting. LOL
    They don't have to be, Jake. In fact, stories like the one you have with this shot are great in that they show that you don't have to travel miles away from home and spend a whole day chasing a photograph, and that there could be a great shot just outside your door.

    All you have to do is to be prepared to get the shot, including previsualization, when the subject presents itself.

    And thank you for sharing.

    Wayne
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    Re: The Story Behind the Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    ... perspective is everything
    It is great in this shot! Thank you for sharing.

    WM
    Last edited by Whiskeyman; 07-30-2020 at 01:48 AM.
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