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How I Got the Picture / Scott Horrigan

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  August 25, 2008 09:15 AM

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Ledge Silhouette
Ledge Silhouette

By Scott Horrigan

This shot came about when four of my buddies and myself took a backpacking trip in the White Mountains in NH through the Pemigewasset Wilderness in June. We spent three days in the woods, hiked roughly 25 miles, summited four peaks, and climbed an estimated 6,000 feet, carrying only what we could fit into our backpacks.

On the first day, we hiked up Mt. Lafayette (5260') and across Garfield Ridge to Mt. Garfield (4500') where this photo was taken. That evening, my friend Ian was sitting on a ledge. I was snapping around with my camera when I decided to climb down a couple of feet to a smaller ledge right below him. When I glanced up, I saw this image and took a few shots before he got bored. This trip was filled with lots of amazing photos, but this was the keeper!

Camera details: Canon Rebel XT Digital with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, with a focal length of 27mm. 1/4000 sec, f/29, ISO 1600. Taken at 5:30 p.m.

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Scott Horrigan
About Scott
Scott, an employee of CBS Radio who works with the New England Patriots Radio broadcast team, loves to hike, but loves taking pictures more: "I've been taking pictures ever since I was 15, but I never considered it anything more than a hobby that I'd never be able to afford. But on my 21st birthday, I received the Canon Rebel and now that I'm 23, I've decided to try to make this more than a hobby." Scott lives in Allston and takes lots of photos around the city, although he loves doing portraits. You can see more of his photos here.

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