by Skip Cohen
It's Mirrorless Monday, and my buddy Mark Toal is back with a stunning image he shared on Facebook recently. Besides the image itself, there's another point he made that hit home.
We're all hunkered down and looking for ways to keep a camera in our hands. Mark grew up loving street photographer, and a nature shoot was never in his wheelhouse. But the pandemic has moved all of us in a different direction, including shooting at sunrise, rather than just sunset.
This is a time in history when we're all looking for inspiration. Check out Mark's website, along with the LUMIX Ambassador team. The group is one of the most diverse and creative teams in photo, and all the ambassadors should be on your radar. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how much great content they share. Check out the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page too - there are always great conversations and imaging being shared.
by Mark Toal
I’ve never liked nature photography. I grew up walking the streets of Miami and Miami Beach with my camera and continued doing street photography all my life. With cities and small towns pretty much shut down and being asked to stay at home because of the Covid-19 virus I started to walk to the park a few blocks from my house every morning. As the days get longer, I find myself out walking at sunrise.
This photo I took last week of the Willamette River was just as the sun rose over the trees on the other side of the river. Luckily, I had my Lumix full frame S1 with me and my favorite lens, the Lumix 16-35mm f/4. I saw the curve of the river leading my eye into the sunrise on the trees in the distance and knew I had my image.
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