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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 9 Winner

The winner of Week 9 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Kenny Lane (@oc_drone_productions). A birds eye view and long exposure will always bring a fresh perspective to an ordinary shoreline. Kenny has won $150 and is getting his winning image printed on a HippyTree t-shirt. Explore the Nature Photography Collective section on our site to view t-shirts of past winners.

Where was the image shot?
San Pedro, CA

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Lens: DJI Mavic 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1.3 seconds
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 100

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
No, I actually went to shoot the Sunken City cliffs and stumbled across these rocks close by. It was one of those classic winter sunsets and the lighting was glowing off the rocks so I decided to do some long exposure aerial shots.

How long have you been shooting?
I have been shooting since I was a young kid, but the last 4 years I have refound my passion using a drone.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
Landscape or anything beach or ocean related.

Where would be your dream location to take photos?
New Zealand and the Mentawai Islands.

Who are some photographers that inspire you?
I am inspired by the everyday photographers who get out of their comfort zone and try to be creative with their own photography. Shout out to all my aerial photographers too!

What excites you about photography?
When all the elements come together and knowing something epic is happening.