Every week, I'll be taking a shot from my Instagram that got the most "likes" from the previous week and breaking it down giving the details on the photo. Social media, especially Instagram with its algorithm sometimes just shows shots to show them and doesn't always give viewers an opportunity to see a photo, so what I might post in my blog might not always be what I feel like is the best shot of the week.
But non the less, to kick things off is this shot of Nick Adams. Nick and I were shooting with a specific shot in mind that I had already captured during this shoot that is featured in my 2018 Summer at the Lake waterski calendar. But with the sun peaking up over the horizon and Nick still in photoshoot mode, we kept firing away.
During this shoot, I had started on the opposite side of the lake. But with the perfect amount of back lighting, I changed gears and swam over to the other side so I could get a shot that had his face nicely lit up.
The lake that we were shooting as in located in Hobe Sound, Florida and is right down the road from the beach making it a truly peaceful place to be at.
For this particular photo, I took a knee in the shallow water to make sure I was eye level with Nick so the shot would capture both the action on the water as well as show the ambience of the background.
I used my Nikon 70-200mm 2.8f lens to get close enough to show Nick, but at the same time wasn't to crazy with the zoom so that the background would come out looking nice.
As a photographer, I feel like it is always easy to get to much of the action and not enough of the background. Man-made ski lakes are beautiful places and you don't always have to be right on top of a skier to show the action.