Friday, May 18, 2012

Contender Craig A. Long

The American Landscape Contest Contender Craig A. Long: No special techniques. Just being in the right place at the right time.

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Photographer: Craig A. Long

Location: Blue Knob State Park, Altoona, Pennsylvania

When did you take the photograph?
May 27, 2011

What equipment did you use?
Olympus E-3, Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 lens

Please describe how you got this photo?
One early Sunday morning I just felt like going for a walk to clear my head. I like mornings. Everybody else was sleeping so I made some coffee, grabbed my camera and out the door I went. I walked down the camp road until I came across this path. The sun was just coming up so I walked down the path to see if there was anything that I could find worthy of a picture. I walked the path for about 150 yards and there it was looking right at me. I knew right way that this scene was going to make for a great picture so I sat down on a log and started shooting. When I was done I had taken 125 photographs. It turned out to be a great day.

Did you use any special techniques?

Why is this scene of the American Landscape special to you?
I could spend days on end just sitting and looking at a place like this one. It was quiet and beautiful, so much so that I could lose track of all time. It lets me go to another time and place.


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