Abstract Nature Assignment Winner

“Pastel Morning” By Dean Cobin

Congratulations to Dean Cobin for winning the Abstract Nature assignment!

“My work often takes me in the direction of abstract realism,” says Cobin. “I frequent a particular location for sunrise shots at Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park, N.Y. Early one morning, I noticed a particular grouping of weeds and had a feeling they would make an interesting abstract. After settling on a composition, I waited patiently to see how the predawn sky would develop. Then, I used the color in the reflection of the water as a backdrop. The low light allowed for a 15 second exposure smoothing out the water, creating a very dreamy feel.

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Really Right Stuff L bracket, Canon 70-200mm +1.4 extender, “L” f4 with a B/W Polarizer, Induro CT204 Carbon Fiber Tripod and a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head with quick release.