This must have been my lucky week. Not only did I win a blue ribbon at the fair photography contest, I’m very excited to announce that this fall photo will be published in the fall 2009 edition of Kansas! magazine. This is my first photo to be published in a magazine and I’m VERY excited! The magazine is published by the Travel and Tourism Development Division of the Kansas Dept. of Commerce, has a circulation of approximately 40,000 and is available on a limited basis in bookstores and shops, and can be found at local libraries.  The magazine’s web site is:  www.kansmag.com.

This image was taken one evening at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.  I used my 28-80 wide angle lens and got as close to the tree trunk as possible, shooting straight up into the canopy of the tree. It was exposed for .8 seconds @ F10, with some work in Lightroom and CS4 to bump up the contrast and saturation a bit. I decided after doing this that if I plan to shoot a lot of photos from this perspective, I better either get a right-angle viewfinder or upgrade my camera to one that has live view! What a crick in the neck I got!

Scarlet Lady

Scarlet Lady

 

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