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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 42 Winner

The winner of Week 42 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Kevin Lacy (@kevinlacyphoto). A great photograph can capture weeks worth of planning in a tenth of a second. Congrats to Kevin for creating this serene image at an otherwise crowded Oregon waterfall. He has won a $100 gift code to hippytree.com and we are donating an additional $100 to the Surfrider Foundation in his name. Learn more about Kevin below.

Where was the image shot?
Proxy Falls, Oregon

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Canon 6D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 50

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
Weeks of planning in hopes to get the waterfall less crowded. I had to climb in the middle of the river to get the right angle and it was sketchy to set up the tripod. In between each shot I had to wipe my lens because the mist was so strong.

How long have you been shooting?
I bought my first camera about 12 years ago. It was just a hobby until 3 years ago when I started taking it more seriously.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
My Wife! We travel together 99% of the time and I create a lot of photos and videos for her travel blog. She's the subject in this photo.

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

What excites you about photography?
When people see my photo and want to go see the place for themselves. If the story can inspire others, then that makes me really excited.

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