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The Photographer's Sunset | by Ed O'Keeffe
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The Photographer's Sunset

One of my favourite photographs that have I ever taken and certainly my favourite pictures of my dad. Yes, this is my dad and for the people reading that don’t know, it was because this man I started taking pictures at such an early age (five years old). The reason I am publishing this today. The long stick is a monopod (like a tripod but one leg, a little less support but much more portable). I took this photo back in early November in the Lake District near Eskdale. We had climbed up a big mound / rock (maybe 20 feet high) to take pictures looking down on to the River Esk. Whilst climbing back down I turned around and saw this. I love using my digital camera to shoot pictures directly into the sun. As a child I always told never to look directly into the sun, but with a camera the effects can make interesting photographs. I didn’t set this up as such, simply told me dad to stand still for a minute, took two shoots and 20 seconds later we moved off. I say no more, I love it!

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Uploaded on February 5, 2007