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Paradise Forest

Paradise Forest

a day ago

I have always been inspired by great photographers that take incredible images of complicated forest scenes such as Nick Page. I have always struggled in the past to take a photo that I enjoyed of a forest. Harsh and ever-changing light, chaotic ground covering, and broken limbs are just a few of the problems I have encountered.

After talking to a fellow photographer and finding we had the same issue, we decided to tackle it head on and challenge ourselves to find intriguing compositions within a forest. We had found this beautiful stretch of fall color along a creek within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and I discovered this scene. The arching tree limb in the foreground and background really caught my eye and I gravitated towards the remaining leaves left on its mossy covered branch. I set up my composition and waited a few moments for the sun to make the strongest starburst possible and began to fire away a 6-image focus stack.

Nikon D850
Sigma 14mm F1.8
Really Right Stuff TVC-24L

14mm · f/11 · 1/5s · ISO 64
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Great capture!

Thank you Greg!

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