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Picnic on the lawn

This is my family's backyard from a bug's eye view. The Magnolia tree in the front yard only blooms for a couple months out of the year and I originally wanted to make it the center piece of the photo. I tried a very different angle than what I had attempted before and instead of showcasing just the Magnolia tree, the ground-level shot actually married the new dandelions with the tree in perfect harmony. The edge of the picnic table made this a multi-subject photo, yet it still emits a very peaceful and simple atmosphere.

TAGS: Country, Illinois, Picnic, Serenity, Spring

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Ashland, Illinois, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Shannon Gaston.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 27, 2017, 12:08 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Ashland, Illinois, United States of America