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Serenity

“This picture was taken during the end of a few hours of shooting on campus at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. I thought that the fog made everything around campus eerie, calming, and it was a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful time for a shoot! I shot this image because the location one of the most well known places on campus.

I loved the symmetry of the scene, and it was one of those shots where I immediately had the end image in mind right when I saw the scene. I set my camera, tripod, and remote shutter up to capture the tranquil scene before anything changed. It was quite the fun experience because I had geese surrounding me from behind, and there were a few geese off camera to the left in the water that I had my friend fend off as I shot the images in the panorama. I have always been a lover of shooting black and white images, and there is just a magical touch that black and white adds to this picture. With the seasons changing fast in Minnesota, I view this picture as showing Fall’s last stand before Winter and the lake turns into a place where college students play broom ball all day long.”- Nathan Klok

EXIF:
Sony a77
Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens shot at f/2.5
ISO 50
1/250 Shutter speed
45 pictures to create the full panorama, but cropped so that only about 39 images were used in the final image.
Edited in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

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  • http://twitter.com/toddwshaffer Todd Shaffer

    Love these moody fog shots

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