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Your Image — Regional Gems and Plain Hard Work (preview)

©Kelly Funk Gear: Nikon DS3, 16-35mm f/4 lens Settings: ƒ16@13sec., 16mm focal length, ISO 200

©Kelly Funk
Gear: Nikon DS3, 16-35mm f/4 lens
Settings: ƒ16@13sec., 16mm focal length, ISO 200

Technical ability, check. Necessary equipment, check. Regional information about the landscape and sunrise and sunset direction and time. Wait, what? If the last point threw you a bit of curve ball, it shouldn’t have.

I think we’ve all been guilty of yearning for a locale that offers cascading waterfalls, eternal rainbows and majestic elk running through meadows at the base of towering mountains. If you haven’t then you might want to dream more! But alas, for most of us, this is not reality. What is reality, however, is regardless of where you do live, there are most definitely jewels there for you to experience and capture. With a bit of research and scouting these locations, what they can offer you photographically becomes very apparent. I live in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. Some love the country here, some not so much. Whatever your opinion, there are some amazing landscapes within 30 to 45 minutes from my driveway. Some of those include hike-in time. That’s pretty accessible, and I’d be willing to bet that most of you are in the same situation. These gems can be approached …

To read more of Kelly Funk’s column and other great how-to articles please pick up the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of OPC today, or subscribe!

 

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