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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Oct 28, 2012, 7:32:58 AM
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Sunrise Over Dream Lake by Jacob-Routzahn Sunrise Over Dream Lake by Jacob-Routzahn
As the weekend rolled around and the temps having recently dropped, I thought it would be a good time to head up to Dream Lake before everything froze over. I called up a friend from college that now lives nearby to see if he wanted to come along and shoot. With a confirmation and all systems go, we set out well before sunrise to RMNP. The wind was a bit gusty, nothing too bad, but when we rounded the final bend to the Lake, that's when we realized what we were getting ourselves into.

With gusts reaching 60+ mph, it was hard to keep the camera steady. A remedy for this was to up the ISO and knock the f-stop down a little. Also, remaining low to the ground and keeping the tripod legs spread to the max helped a lot.

Though the mood was crazy, there really wasn't any good lighting, until there was. And out of all my trips up there, all the hikes, and all the early morning drives to capture an epic scene , it finally came together. Beautiful rays of sun came from the East, seeping through the clouds which gave a vibrant overload of oranges. From the frozen fingers, to the red cheeks, and the last bit of flowing stream, it was all just wicked awesome. And it was really nice to share it with another photographer that enjoyed it as much as I did!

All images are ęcopyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   General Artist
great composition, colours and mood :)
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pengirl389265 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hey there! I featured this awesome picture here: fav.me/d7k120a
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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pengirl389265 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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OutbackReality Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is just stunning :heart:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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OutbackReality Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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Madzys Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel that this should have been taken in landscape, i want to see whats either side of the edge of the photo :(
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
I wanted to, and did shoot this in landscape style, however.  I wouldn't have had the leading line of the creek to draw the viewer's eye upwards.  But I may look into editing a landscape version.
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful shot of a gorgeous location. Light and timing were everything else here, and you used both with great precision (And, as always in Nature shots, a bit of luck).
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