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Morning Reflections

Shot:
When I first arrived at Lake George, we just drove around scouting out places along the river for great scenery and essentially great photos. This one spot with the houses on the waterfront and the near by boats stood out to provide that classic shot. The calmness of the water helped to provide a great reflection which completely finished the scene.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/20 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Sunset in Two Tones

Shot:
This spot on the South End of the lake has such an amazing and open look out into the lake. The mountains in the background levels of depth to the view that make it such a great spot to shoot. This was one of my favorites sunset to view magnificent colors which is why I had to add into this post. This also was the first time I decided to publish one of my photos in black and whit and the feel I got from it when making it was the first time I ever liked one of my photos in black and white.

Camera Original:
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Color Edit:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/160 of a second
ISO: 200
Tripod: Handheld

A Quiet Sunrise

Shot:
One morning after a long day of hiking, photo taking, whiskey drinking, bottle melting fun I managed to wake up and drive to the lake for an early morning to catch the sunrise. Since it was the off season there, there was minimal chance of anyone being around I got to witness this beautiful scene all by myself. There is not much that I can say to describe the beauty…. you just need to see it for yourself.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 53mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/200 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

The Boat House

Shot:
I owe this photo to one person… my good friend Matthew Riley. We embarked on a journey to go camping in Lake George, NY. This was a special tip for me as it was my first time camping, I know right… first time. Once we got up there, we got settled in our site, did some shopping and picked up what we needed.

We started the trip driving around all the lake in and out of roads looking for places to get a good view of the lake for some picture taking. As we were driving past this boat house on the way out of the street Matt said that would make a great photo. I dropped the car in reverse backed up, stopped the car, grabbed my camera and fired away. I remembering thinking not much of it and moving alot. We ended do so much more on that trip, hiking, sunrise, sunset yet this ended up being my favorite shot of the trip and the first photo of mine I blew up to print large.

Camera Original 1:
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Camera Original 2:
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Camera Original 3:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/500 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/30 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

First Hike in Lake George

Shot:
My good friend Matt and I decided to go on a camping trip up to Lake George for a days for some hiking, photo and relaxing with nature. On our first hike we decided to hit up a smaller trail that was more low to the ground to get out and feel the land. While hiking around we came upon this small stream that just seems so peaceful and easy going, flowing down with smoothness. Standing there watching the water flow as my camera capture some long exposure goodness had made me realize sometimes you just need to look at what you are photographing and not even take the picture but just sit back and watch.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Preset:
Interested how this photo was created, check out my Lightroom Presets and see how you can make images just like this one. Here I used the Forest Greens Preset.

Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/22.0
Shutter Speed: 1.3 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead