A Leaping Heart

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Behind the Scenes of this Photo

Taken at Little Lakes Valley, Sierra Nevada, California on July 9th, 2014

“Oh how the heart leaps and beats when you choose a course of action that nourishes the soul.” – Socrates Johnson.

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13 replies
  1. Tim hadorn
    Tim hadorn says:

    Love your pictures. What type of lense did you use for this picture and what settings did you use? I am just starting out.
    Thanks

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    • Josh Cripps
      Josh Cripps says:

      Hi Tim, thanks for the kind words. To answer your question this photo was taken with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens on a Nikon D7000. I don’t have the exact settings in front of me but my guess would be something like iso100, f/9, 2 seconds, with a 3-stop soft GND filter to help darken the sky. Hope that helps!

      Josh

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      • Tim
        Tim says:

        Hey Josh,thanks for your reply. It helps but it seems like I would need a hole bunch of different lenses to shoot different scenes. What lenses would you recommend to someone that is just starting out and wants to shoot landscapes and nature pictures. I have a nikon D3400.
        Thanks

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        • Josh Cripps
          Josh Cripps says:

          No problemo. Yes indeed, most photographers end up with many many lenses in their quiver to suit lots of different scenes. When you’re just starting out a great lens for landscapes is an ultra-wide angle. I recommend the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 since it’s incredibly sharp and has very good performance.

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  2. Dallas
    Dallas says:

    Great photo as always Josh, huge fan of your work – I’ve gotten into photography recently thanks to your tips and tricks. You made the idea of being able to take stunning photos alot less scary. Thanks!

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  3. Gaz Evans
    Gaz Evans says:

    Fantastic picture put a big smile on my face when i read the conversation you had with Tim as i have the a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 in my kit
    i find you the most inspirational photographer I’ve found on the internet and i was also over the moon when i e-mailed you and you personally replied to me
    Great work Josh

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  4. Michael Eagan
    Michael Eagan says:

    Josh,

    I noticed the flowers in the bottom-left; were those a consideration when framing the photo or a nice addition? Thanks

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    • Josh Cripps
      Josh Cripps says:

      Hey Michael,

      Those flowers are a total bonus! With framing I was more concerned with making sure the stream had some breathing room on the left hand side, which just happened to result in those flowers being included.

      Cheers,
      Josh

      Reply

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