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A Forest Reflection by kkart A Forest Reflection by kkart
:bulletred: If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera- After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol

About the photograph-Amazing how fast Fall is approaching here in Colorado and I still have a massive backlog of photos to process from last year.. In fact, I just finally got around to getting this image done this morning. One of the things I have learned through the years is to really study where you are when you are photographing. Notice the smaller more intimate details for it is often times these images which can communicate well to the viewer. I was actually shooting a large landscape image with stunning mountain views at sunrise when I noticed this happening. The light and the way it was just so alive and saturated, showing a wonderful abstract pattern of texture in the reflection of the lake fascinated me. Combine that with some fog lifting off the shoreline from a very cold Autumn evening the night before and you have the makings for something rather special as far as atmosphere goes. I intentionally held back the forest by adjusting my Grad ND to give it more contrast and a bit of a darker feel which I felt would create more drama in the image itself. When you are out shooting this Fall, make sure you take in your surroundings a tad more closely, blink and you might miss it! The small things are sometimes the most satisfying!
---John

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JaclynTanemura Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your work has been featured here: jaelise.deviantart.com/journal… :boogie:
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Bryd013 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is one mindfuck of a reflection. Looks very much like fire on the lake D:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
excellent
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Jsvn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
How beautiful!  If I had any money I'd buy a print :)
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isischneider Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Photographer
the reflection gives the image an abstract touch,great shot.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
:wow: Amazing work! :clap:
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1000Liies Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so pretty! 
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snorglefox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent ^__^
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:iconjaclyntanemura:
JaclynTanemura Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
One of my favourite images of yours!!
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ihamo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
What a beautiful reflection.
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LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow it's like the lake is on fire!
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
most exceptional
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Oh my goodness
This is incredible... Too much beauty in one picture ! :):)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic. :)
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Amaya-Garnet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that you made the focus of the photo the water instead of doing it half and half. Gorgeous!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a pretty one
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LeatherHearts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's cool

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silber-englein Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Photographer
I thought this was a reflection of fire at first!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
it does kind of look like that huh?
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Photographer
:nod:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
why thank you! :)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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