Autumn Zen by John  De Bord Photography

Published! -
This image appears in the second issue of Exposed Photography Magazine in which is appears on page 29.

It also is published on for the best photos from Google+ on March 8, 2012. The image there is quite large and can be seen as how I intended it to be.

About the image—- Tranquility. It is one of the things I seem to chase after besides light a great deal when photographing. Smaller, more intimate scenes that I imagine many would otherwise look over. This spot has long been a favorite location of mine, there is just something about it. I have never really gotten a Fall photo though worth much though until this year. See, here in Colorado, just before sunrise (when I am often shooting) we have this thing we call "the solar mountain breeze (among other things depending on your level of frustration at the time lol) in which the breeze picks up. It usually starts 30 minutes before sunrise and can make shots like this next to impossible. I lucked out with it on the morning when I photographed this. Big time. It was completely still for once, with the gentle breeze only being caused from the water rushing by.

Technical stuff—- Sony a550, Minolta 18-200mm lens, stacked Fotodiox CPL and ND8, about 3.5 seconds at f14, tripod and wireless shutter release. Also anchored my backpack on the center column hook for more stability. Other than that?

Video of location I shot while photographing this—- I shot a quick little cell phone vid of us shooting this scene if you would care to check it out, a little shaky as the light was low


I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • LynnWhitt
    LynnWhittalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image.

  • why thank you kindly Lynn

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture and title John

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice smorgasbord of colors and forms, John! Smorgasbord. I like that word.

  • Iain MacLean
    Iain MacLeanalmost 3 years ago

    Great colours and sense of movement.

  • Wojciech Dabrowski
    Wojciech Dabro...almost 3 years ago

    Nice capture John.

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 3 years ago

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful pic :)

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    July 14th, 2012
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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Breathtaking work!

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