Behind the Lens: Milford, Nebraska

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I had a fun-filled adventure today with +Brian Matiash just outside of my hometown. We went on a search for an abandoned church to photograph at sunset, which wasn’t too difficult to track down once we did our research. This is a quick behind-the-scenes of one of my setups … more images to come!

Camera Gear: Canon 5DMkIII, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens, Canon GP-E2 GPS unit, Really Right Stuff L-bracket and ball-head.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:05+00:00 July 5th, 2012|107 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

107 Comments

  1. Swaroop Subbanna July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    That is a brilliant shot! Love the actual shot even more! 

  2. Swaroop Subbanna July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    That is a brilliant shot! Love the actual shot even more!

  3. Brian Bonham July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Got to admit, I'm a bit envious of that find (minus the ticks).  Can't wait to see more from you.

  4. Brian Bonham July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Got to admit, I'm a bit envious of that find (minus the ticks).  Can't wait to see more from you.

  5. Ramiro Garcia Zepeda July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Love it! Thanks for sharing your bts views, very inspiring

  6. Ramiro Garcia Zepeda July 5, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Love it! Thanks for sharing your bts views, very inspiring

  7. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    I had a blast with you, +Nicole S. Young – my favorite photo exploring gal. Thanks for eradicating any hint of ticks off of me, too.

    Freaking ticks.

  8. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    I had a blast with you, +Nicole S. Young – my favorite photo exploring gal. Thanks for eradicating any hint of ticks off of me, too.

    Freaking ticks.

  9. Ramiro Garcia Zepeda July 5, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Sorry, pero btl views :)

  10. Ramiro Garcia Zepeda July 5, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Sorry, pero btl views :)

  11. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    +Ramiro Garcia Zepeda BTL/BTS … It's all the same :)

  12. Ricky L Jones July 5, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Excellent shot!

  13. Ricky L Jones July 5, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Excellent shot!

  14. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young what's the lens, do you have any filters on it, and what's the thing in the hotshoe, is it a GPS reciever?

    The image on the screen looks great. :)

  15. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young what's the lens, do you have any filters on it, and what's the thing in the hotshoe, is it a GPS reciever?

    The image on the screen looks great. :)

  16. Adhiatma Arvian July 5, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    that was veryy nice

  17. Adhiatma Arvian July 5, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    that was veryy nice

  18. Kevin Williams July 5, 2012 at 4:46 am - Reply

    17mm f/4L T/S by any chance?

  19. Kevin Williams July 5, 2012 at 4:46 am - Reply

    17mm f/4L T/S by any chance?

  20. narong meepetch July 5, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    แจ่มเด้อ ….

  21. narong meepetch July 5, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    แจ่มเด้อ ….

  22. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender She was using the Canon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens II with an ND filter (maybe two). And yup, that is the Canon GP-E2 GPS receiver for the 5D Mark III.

    My girl knows her gear. :)

  23. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender She was using the Canon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens II with an ND filter (maybe two). And yup, that is the Canon GP-E2 GPS receiver for the 5D Mark III.

    My girl knows her gear. :)

  24. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    +Kevin Williams Nah, she was shooting with the 24 T/S. I was shooting with the 17 T/S, though.

  25. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    +Kevin Williams Nah, she was shooting with the 24 T/S. I was shooting with the 17 T/S, though.

  26. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Thanks +Brian Matiash  :)

  27. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Thanks +Brian Matiash  :)

  28. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:49 am - Reply

    The T/S is used to prevent that weird leaning effect of a normal wide angle lens?

  29. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:49 am - Reply

    The T/S is used to prevent that weird leaning effect of a normal wide angle lens?

  30. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

    De nada, +Peter Lavender. It was probably around the time +Nicole S. Young took this BTS shot that a tick jumped in her hair.

    That was fun trying to fish out. :)

  31. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

    De nada, +Peter Lavender. It was probably around the time +Nicole S. Young took this BTS shot that a tick jumped in her hair.

    That was fun trying to fish out. :)

  32. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender Basically. The shifting of the lens helps achieve rectilinear lines and does prevent barrel distortion. Although, I still get some distortion even with the 17mm T/S because of how wide it is.

  33. Brian Matiash July 5, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender Basically. The shifting of the lens helps achieve rectilinear lines and does prevent barrel distortion. Although, I still get some distortion even with the 17mm T/S because of how wide it is.

  34. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Thanks… time to go read up on these things…

  35. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Thanks… time to go read up on these things…

  36. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender The filter was a GND (a 3-stop, I think?). And I love my 24mm TS lens, I use it for all of my landscape work. Such a great tool for controlling perspective.

  37. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Thanks +Nicole S. Young , I can see why just looking at the screen on the camera!  :)

  38. Peter Lavender July 5, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Thanks +Nicole S. Young , I can see why just looking at the screen on the camera!  :)

  39. Adnan Ahmad July 5, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Nice

  40. Adnan Ahmad July 5, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Nice

  41. 穂積誠一 July 5, 2012 at 4:59 am - Reply

    good photo

  42. 穂積誠一 July 5, 2012 at 4:59 am - Reply

    good photo

  43. Gary Powell July 5, 2012 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Cool photo, but do you have any of just the church?

  44. Gary Powell July 5, 2012 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Cool photo, but do you have any of just the church?

  45. Jorge Hernandez July 5, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    were is that place?

  46. Jorge Hernandez July 5, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    were is that place?

  47. simmi rawat July 5, 2012 at 5:18 am - Reply

    WOW

  48. simmi rawat July 5, 2012 at 5:18 am - Reply

    WOW

  49. gh mohd July 5, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    So nice. You can enjoy there . I think i will come. Like this ?

  50. gh mohd July 5, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    So nice. You can enjoy there . I think i will come. Like this ?

  51. Keerti Paliwal July 5, 2012 at 5:41 am - Reply

    gud :)

  52. Izzet Aran July 5, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    very nice

  53. Izzet Aran July 5, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    very nice

  54. k.sivagnanam k.sivagnanam July 5, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    very nice

  55. k.sivagnanam k.sivagnanam July 5, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    very nice

  56. Arif Hossain July 5, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    wOW >>>>

  57. Arif Hossain July 5, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    wOW >>>>

  58. RAKESH DOSHI July 5, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    WOW..ITS AWESOME

  59. RAKESH DOSHI July 5, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    WOW..ITS AWESOME

  60. Lisa Bach July 5, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Very cool! :)

  61. Lisa Bach July 5, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Very cool! :)

  62. Robert Wennerberg July 5, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Nice setup!

  63. Robert Wennerberg July 5, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Nice setup!

  64. Aziz Suod July 5, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    very Nice

  65. Aziz Suod July 5, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    very Nice

  66. Patrick Lutherson Asuh July 5, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    nice location…wish to be there

  67. Patrick Lutherson Asuh July 5, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    nice location…wish to be there

  68. Sunny Kowshik July 5, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    excellent picture quality

  69. Sunny Kowshik July 5, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    excellent picture quality

  70. Yavuz Al July 5, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    güzel bir yapıt orda olup keyfini çıkarmak vardı

  71. Yavuz Al July 5, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    güzel bir yapıt orda olup keyfini çıkarmak vardı

  72. Diego Villalba July 5, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    La imagen se ve mejor que la realidad!

  73. Diego Villalba July 5, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    La imagen se ve mejor que la realidad!

  74. dirk Ercken July 5, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Nice view!

  75. dirk Ercken July 5, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Nice view!

  76. Erica Eidt July 5, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    thats so pretty

  77. Erica Eidt July 5, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    thats so pretty

  78. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    +Ramiro Garcia Zepeda BTL/BTS … It's all the same :)

  79. André Ayres July 5, 2012 at 11:51 am - Reply

    very nice….

  80. André Ayres July 5, 2012 at 11:51 am - Reply

    very nice….

  81. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    +Peter Lavender The filter was a GND (a 3-stop, I think?). And I love my 24mm TS lens, I use it for all of my landscape work. Such a great tool for controlling perspective.

  82. Amir Dhibi July 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    it looks like in a horror movie

  83. Amir Dhibi July 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    it looks like in a horror movie

  84. Susan Menis July 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    i love your Bts shots, Nicole. Something different and makes me get an idea what it might have beenlike being there behind the camera.

  85. Susan Menis July 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    i love your Bts shots, Nicole. Something different and makes me get an idea what it might have beenlike being there behind the camera.

  86. Clark Crenshaw July 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I see you and +Brian Matiash  found the old church. Hope you got some good shots. 

  87. Clark Crenshaw July 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I see you and +Brian Matiash  found the old church. Hope you got some good shots.

  88. Tiffany Blodgett July 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    LOVE this church. It looks like one i painted a picture of a few years ago, with just a different background.

  89. Tiffany Blodgett July 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    LOVE this church. It looks like one i painted a picture of a few years ago, with just a different background.

  90. Mari Garris July 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    wonderful

  91. Mari Garris July 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    wonderful

  92. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    +Clark Crenshaw We did! Thanks for the heads up on it over on +Brian Matiash's post, I'm pretty sure we both got a few keepers :)

  93. Gergo Kazsimer July 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    would you mind sharing what tripod head you use? thanks, Nicole!

  94. Gergo Kazsimer July 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    would you mind sharing what tripod head you use? thanks, Nicole!

  95. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    +Gergo Kazsimer I use a +Really Right Stuff L-bracket and ball-head on my tripod. For vertical shots like this there is no better way :)

  96. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    +Clark Crenshaw We did! Thanks for the heads up on it over on +Brian Matiash's post, I'm pretty sure we both got a few keepers :)

  97. Nicole S. Young July 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    +Gergo Kazsimer I use a +Really Right Stuff L-bracket and ball-head on my tripod. For vertical shots like this there is no better way :)

  98. Alistair Nicol July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Wow – great shot!  Really appreciate seeing the BTS and learning about all the gear used and your thoughts.  Thanks for providing so much valuable info +Nicole S. Young and +Brian Matiash.

  99. Alistair Nicol July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Wow – great shot!  Really appreciate seeing the BTS and learning about all the gear used and your thoughts.  Thanks for providing so much valuable info +Nicole S. Young and +Brian Matiash.

  100. Gatto NineNineNine July 7, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    =^.^=

  101. Gatto NineNineNine July 7, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    =^.^=

  102. اسماعيل مقبل July 7, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    رائع

  103. اسماعيل مقبل July 7, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    رائع

  104. Ian Thomas July 12, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    This is almost as cool as a behind the scenes shot as the original was.

  105. Ian Thomas July 12, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    This is almost as cool as a behind the scenes shot as the original was.

  106. Dena Testa Bray July 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Lovely. Thanks for the photo and the set up!

  107. Dena Testa Bray July 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Lovely. Thanks for the photo and the set up!

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