by Skip Cohen
Paul Mango is a LUMIX Ambassador and posted the image above on his Facebook page and Instagram a few weeks ago. Besides loving the shot, it hit me how many times I've done just what Paul did - take a long look in the rearview mirror.
While we're all looking forward and impatiently waiting for things to improve faster with the pandemic, our past photographs offer a soothing return to normalcy. It's those archived images of places we've visited, something we've photographed, and friends we've shared time with that help, so many of us stay focused. With this image, Paul wrote: "Missing our National Parks this Summer - New Moon over Balanced Rock in Arches National Park last Spring."
Just over a year ago, my wife and I decided it was time to see another part of the country that was new for both of us. We spent ten days in New Mexico, starting in Albuquerque, then Santa Fe and Taos. I brought a full backpack of camera gear but wound up using the LUMIX G-9 exclusively with the LUMIX 14-140mm lens. The combination gave me everything I needed, and the image quality was remarkable!
Paul captured the image with a LUMIX G-9 and a Rokinon 12mm F2.0 lens. Exposure triad was: ISO 2500, F2.0, 25 second exposure using the 2 second self timer to eliminate camera shake.
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I met Paul through the LUMIX Ambassador team. Thanks to social media, I've been able to enjoy the images he shares. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram. And check out the LUMIX Ambassador team. This group is one of the most diverse and creative teams in photo, and all the ambassadors should be on your radar. Check out the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page too - there are always great conversations and images being shared.
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