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Ottawa Canyon Glow by Adam Bykowski


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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1066 views as of 5/11/13

Utica, Illinois (USA)

A small waterfall falling into a small pool in early Fall. Ottawa Canyon is in Starved Rock State Park. You can bet that I will go back to this magical place this summer.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: Canon 17-40mm
Heliopan thin polarizing filter
Slik 813 CF (carbon fiber) tripod

I would like to thank Carlie Hensley for nominating this image of mine into the “Pay it Forward” group. She chose this as her favorite image not just of mine, but on all of RB. Carlie, I am extremely pleased and honored that you did this for me. Thank you a hundred times and God bless you. XOXOXO

This is what Carlie said about my work to the Pay if Forward group, "”He is a brilliant photographer. I absolutely love all of his work, but this picture is one of my very favorites”.

She deserves some recognition for doing this. Here is the link to her portfolio Carlie Hensley

I enjoy photography of all kinds. If it was how I supported my family financially, it would be a dream come true.

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    The lighting in this is wonderful. I feel as if I am there!!

  • This was a lucky spot for me for the light falling into this canyon made everything radiate and glow. I love the lighting as well.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • lefty1
    lefty1over 5 years ago

    classic Adam Bykowski shot, perfection!!

  • You going to make my head so big it won’t fit through the door. I’ll take it HA HA.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • lizalady
    lizaladyover 5 years ago

    How beautiful. looks like a scene from a movie. F A N T A S T I C.

  • I guess it does have a “Lord of the Rings” fantasy feel about it doesn’t it. Kind of cool that it actually exists. Thanks for the nice comment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • PJS15204
    PJS15204over 5 years ago

    Great ambiance here the mood it gives is warm and inviting great color!

  • Thanks so much PJ. I’m glad you liked it.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 5 years ago

    Wonderful lighting, great shot.

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    So pretty ! lovely lighting capture and pov

  • This is just a lovely spot to photograph. So glad you liked it. Thanks.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36over 5 years ago


  • Thanks for the “Perfection”. Always appreciated.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    All that coolness and lush greenery is like a magnet. Very soothing! Dee

  • You’re right. It is very soothing. The lighting in this canyon makes this one of my magical places. Thanks for the comment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36over 5 years ago

    I will have this hanging in my living room one day :)

  • SWEEEEET! LOL A fine choice. This is up there as one of my all time favorites of images I have taken. That would make the purchase more special knowing that wouldn’t it.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36over 5 years ago

    Yes it would ..I love love love this picture,its my favorite by you even though I have tons lol.

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