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“Twilight Picnic”

© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

Summer in Ontario, Canada means cottage season for many people. Those long evenings by the river or the lake enjoying Canadian nature at its finest. The hardship of winter is a distant memory and we get to complain about the heat instead of the cold. I shot this image shortly after 9:00 in the evening. The sun has already dipped below the horizon, but the warm glow lingers. I silhouetted a picnic table out on a dock. I kicked the rule of thirds out the door and centered the subject. The reflected light off the deck boards provided a nice lead in to the picnic table, which silhouetted here takes on almost the appearance of a shrine – which may be appropriate as outdoor pursuits IS the religion for many Canadians. My work is cut out for me!
Gear Used:

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Body
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS
Adobe Lightroom CC Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure X (Use Code “dustinabbott” to get 10% anything and everything)

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