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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 34 Winner

The winner of Week 34 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Sam Densley (@samdensleyphoto). On some occasions a little forbearance can result in the capture of serenely composed conditions. Sam has won a $100 gift code to and we are donating an additional $100 to the Surfrider Foundation in his name. Learn more about Sam below.

Where was the image shot?
American Fork Canyon, Utah

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Canon T5i
Lens: Canon 70–200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
This is an image that I had been visualizing in my mind for quite some time. When I was there with my family recently it stood out to me. I was rushed at first because I wanted to enjoy my time with my wife and kids and it just wasn’t coming together. With a nudge from my wife to spend a little more time getting the composition right, the light had changed, I found the right angle and ended up with this image.

How long have you been shooting?
I’ve been more serious about it for around 2 years, but photography and art have been passions my whole life.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
Hands down it’s landscape, a close second is my family.

Do you shoot with a crew or shoot solo?
Most of the time I shoot solo, I like the time alone to be reflective. However, I’m always up for shooting with friends, and seeing new perspectives.