January 8, 2016

Grass Light

Photograph by David L. Labrie, National Geographic Your Shot

Planning to shoot a rare supermoon, Your Shot member David L. Labrie went camping in the wilderness of Quebec, Canada, with his girlfriend, pictured here. Labrie was setting up his equipment when he noticed the high grass in the water. He asked his girlfriend to take the kayak and hold steady while he captured a long exposure. But a small breeze made it difficult to keep the kayak still. “We had to take several before we achieved this result,” he writes.

Labrie’s shot was recently featured in the Best of the World story.

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32 comments
Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

So cool!  grabs you right away.  Congrats on POTD!

ethel wice
ethel wice

beautifully relaxing .love the colors of the grass.Great shot.

Elk B.
Elk B.

I´m very impressed! Simply gorgeous!

David Murray
David Murray

What a peaceful and relaxed shot.  Your would not believe that David L. had trouble with anything.  To wait for that just right and perfect moment gave you your reward.  I would like to be able to go camping again.  I can not complain to much I played and worked the National parks Of California for thirty years.  Memories and my art from those memories are my camping today.  David L. a great job and you deserved the award.

Chris B.
Chris B.

Such a feeling of serenity. Really like the contrasting sources of light in this shot. And is that the Pleiades in the night sky? Wondrous.

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