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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 33 Winner

The winner of Week 33 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Shawn Ellis (@pnwgoodnesss). The mood is thick, the window of opportunity is narrow, and capturing the convergence of the elements is a lasting satisfaction. Shawn has won a $100 gift code to hippytree.com and we are donating an additional $100 to the Access Fund in his name. Learn more about Shawn below.

Where was the image shot?
Lookout Point Reservoir, Lane County, Oregon

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikkor 55-300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 320

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
I noticed the clouds rolling over the ridge in a kind of curl and knew I had to have the shot, so I stopped and flipped the car around.

How long have you been shooting?
I’ve been using a GoPro Hero4 Black for about 4 years. I was gifted a Nikon D5100 about 6 months ago and here I am.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
Hands down it’s waterfalls. I also enjoy shooting all types of landscapes, from oceans to mountain valleys.

Do you shoot with a crew or shoot solo?
Always solo.

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