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Hassaan Rasheed's "Gone Fishin'": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Giveaway, Landscape photography, nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Lake Habeeb, Allegany county, Maryland, fishing

If fishing is your passion, Lake Habeeb nestled at the foot of Evitts Mountain in the Allegany mountains of western Maryland, is a pleasant place to pursue it.

The clear, 234 acre lake supports an excellent large mouth bass population and a limited but still good small mouth bass fishery. Some large mouth bass caught here have weighed over 10 pounds! The lake is also stocked with brown and rainbow trout, as well as channel catfish. Native trophy sunfish, shiner, bullnose and other smaller species are plentiful.

Hassan Rasheed, our SideKick360 winner for 9/12/14, shot his winning image with a Nikon D610 and 18-35mm G lens at sunset while on a recent hiking trip. 

See more of Hassan's work at:

http://instagram.com/medicineman525


Jason Paul's "Life's Road": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Landscape photography, nature photography, Giveaway       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, sidekick360, Tucson, Arizona

Jason Paul, our SideKick360 winner for 8/22/14, captured his winning image just outside of Tucson, AZ with his Nikon D3100. A bit of a philosopher, he shares his thoughts with us:

"This image to me resembles the long road in life, and that it keeps going; even with the problems we face in every day life (represented by the dark clouds).

'The Road is endless if you put your mind to it.'" - Jason

 18-55mm lens at 18mm. Handheld at ground level.

18-55mm lens at 18mm. Handheld at ground level.


Sunil Sharma's "Distant Light": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Fine art photography, HDR Photography, Landscape photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, sidekick360, Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Sabe Points Lighthouse Keepers Association, Lighthouse

Soaring up to 112 feet, Big Sable Point Lighthouse, offers a commanding view of the shores of Michigan's Ludington State Park. Built in 1867, the light is still an active guide to navigation. Like many of Michigan's more than 130 lighthouses, Big Sable had fallen into disrepair until it was given into the hands of Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association in 1987. Since then, SPLKA has restored much of the lighthouse and seawall protecting it. Visitors willing to walk along the 2 mile entrance trail can tour the grounds, visit the original Keepers Quarters or check out the view from the top of the tower from May - October. 

Sunil Sharma, SideKick360 winner for 8/1, shows off the beauty of the tower in the "off" season.

"I wanted to shoot an HDR image of this lighthouse for quite some time now. So i drove 7 hrs and hiked 2 miles in 15°F to get to this place and fired away a series of shots with my Nikon D4.

I was glad I had a MeFOTO Carbon Fiber Tripod with me which made the hike in that cold wind a little easier on my shoulders!" - Sunil


Derek Cress's "Day Break": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Landscape photography, nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, sidekick360, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Photography is all about balancing light. Usually, controlling the aperture and shutter speed is enough to balance the light and give us good exposures. At times, when there is not enough light, we can raise the ISO to increase the sensitivity of our sensor and capture images at low light levels. But what about those times when we want to reduce the amount of incoming light while keeping a wide aperture or a slower shutter speed?

The answer is Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters). ND filters are semi-transparent pieces of glass designed to reduce the amount of light reaching the camera sensor in order to increase exposure times, without affecting the color of the image. They are chosen by their light-reducing ability and measured in f-stops, where stronger filters appear as darker shades of gray. These filters are ideal for motion blurring moving water such as seascapes or producing soft, blurry clouds.

Derek Cress, last week's SideKick360 winner, made good use of an adjustable ND filter to capture his winning image:

 

"This photo was taken at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. The organization I work for, Billy Wayne Ministries, was hosting a week-long teen youth conference called Beach Week Blast. At 6:00 in the morning, I set up my Nikon D90 with my new MeFoto RoadTrip and started shooting. It was a beautiful morning, not a whole lot of people on the beach, light breeze, and beautiful scenery." - Derek


Eric Greenhalgh's "Thistle": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Landscape photography, nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, sidekick360, Strawberry, Arizona, Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild

Strawberry, AZ is a tiny little town located along Arizona’s Mogollon Rim who's claim to fame other than some impressive scenery, seems to be the local Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild Craft Festival. Held 3 times a year for the last 30 years, this local favorite has become a shopping institution. If you happen to be exploring the Arizona High Country this 4th of July, the festival takes place at the Pine Community Center July 3 and 4 and features 85 artisans who sell furniture, pottery, jewelry, fountains and more.

Eric Greenhalgh, last week's SideKick360 winner was checking out the local hiking trails when he found his winner:

"I was camping near Strawberry, AZ, and I brought along my Canon 5D Mark III, and Mefoto RoadTrip Tripod. Went out on a hike with no intention of photographing anything in particular when I noticed this Thistle flower just getting ready to bloom. I photographed the buds from about every angle possible and I just happened to like this one the best.!" - Eric