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September 17, 2019

It comes to show that you should always have your camera on you. Rain or shine, nature provides breath taking moments like “Prays”. 

This day was a day to remember. The rain was non stop and there was no trace of the sun whatsoever. I remember being cooped up at home and editing photos all day. I was getting restless and something was telling me to go shoot. As I got in my car, I was already soaked in water from the rain. I wanted to go back in the house but that feeling of missing out hit me quite hard.

On the way to my destination I said a prayer, plus a couple more. I prayed to God to provide a mind blowing image and for me to not waste my gas money. As the rain poured, so did the traffic. I almost turned around half way there but I decided to stick it out and go for it!

As I pulled up to the spot, I noticed the clouds were starting to dissipate and low and behold, I witnessed one of the most eye capturing sunsets to date. For this shot, I illuminated the water with my flash and made sure that my composition was right with my fish eye lens. I decided to use my 10-17mm fish eye lens and crank it to 17mm. This allowed a tighter composition and decreased the warped corners that it provides at a wider focal length. 

This photo is one of my most popular photos in the galleries and I am stoked that “Prays” can help you go for it! Check it out here-
My settings-Shutter Speed:
1/400 sec
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