by Skip Cohen
With the challenge of the pandemic and physical distancing, as photographers, we're all searching for comfort zones. For most of us, it always feels good with a camera in our hands. And if you're like me, you're also spending a lot of time in social media looking at images by other artists as well as your own archives.
We follow friends who are out and about with their cameras and capturing images that often define a specific mood...for me, these two images by good buddies and LUMIX Ambassadors Shiv Verma and William Innes gave me a sense of serenity.
It's Comet Neowise at Paine's Creek, thanks to Shiv Verma. He captured it with a LUMIX S1R, LUMIX S Pro 70-200 f/2.8 lens, and the 1.4X Tele-converter. William Innes was hiking Damnation Creek Trail in Northern California near Cresent City. It was also captured with a LUMIX S1R. He was shooting with the LUMIX S Pro 16-35mm F4 zoom lens.
William's comment on the shot pretty much covers what I felt looking at both images - "So tranquil. Such a peaceful hike." Click on either image to view in the SCU Lightbox, and you'll pick up even more serenity.
Shiv and William's Gear Box: Click on any thumbnail for more product info!
Shiv and William need to be on your radar. Follow Shiv on Facebook or visit his website. He's always sharing great content. And William has packed up for two years on the road touring America - trailer, pickup truck and all. I'm living vicariously through his travels. Follow him on his Facebook page.
As LUMIX Ambassadors, they're also part of the LUMIX Ambassador team. This group is one of the most diverse and creative teams in photo, and all the ambassadors are sharing great content. Check out the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page too - there are always great conversations and imaging being shared.
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