Sort of the opposite from yesterday morning’s landscape. There is a bit of fog in the valleys but otherwise…
A wonderful place to be able to photograph Steve. Always a different sky.
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Thanks, Andrew. That’s very true. I have stood in this spot dozens of times and the variety is always a pleasure.
Really nice and peaceful. What time is sunrise? About 5:30?
Thanks, Jim. 5:12. Even earlier tomorrow but…. I think I will be given respite by the rain tomorrow morning.
So beautiful. The vantage point here gave you an advantage to capture another surprise sunrise. scene.
Thank you, Yvonne. In truth, I could see this one from miles away. 🙂 For a change the clouds did just what I expected when I observed them from my driveway. It’s a 25 minute drive and most often things change drastically by the time I arrive at this turn out.
Gorgeous image and scene Steve !!
Thanks very much, Bernie.
I like the fact the foreground is so green, with such sharp detail without diminishing the colours of the sunrise. Lovely image once again Steve.
Off to drive through the prairies and through the rockies to the Okanagan Valley on Thursday. Hope this will result in some displayable images and some almost interesting prose.
One of the nice things about this location is the valley which is long enough to allow light in from above despite the sun being behind the hills. Still, the camera has a hard time seeing it so the darker foreground does get a bit of processing help to show itself. Thanks, Rod.
I was going to mention the lack of posts from you. They are missed, I am sure, by many beside myself. I hope that you have those images and stories as a result of a grand time and fine weather for your travels.
I especially like the distinct layers. Each has its own quality, and yet they knit together well. From what you said above, I think there may have been just a little photographer’s magic to help with the darker areas. It’s lovely, in any event.
Situations like this are often hard to balance. The dynamic range (light values from brightest white to darkest black) of a scene often exceeds what a camera’s sensor can fully capture.So what can happen is the shadows do not get fully exposed or the sky gets quite overexposed. Sometimes even both can happen when exposing for the middle tones. In this case I did two things. I used a 3-stop graduated neutral density filter to hold back the exposure of the sky and metered for just below the hilltops. In the computer I opened up the shadows a bit more to get an image close to what I saw when there. Both techniques have been used in the past with film/darkroom work so not really “cheating” as some think of digital photography and the use of Photoshop. Another direction would be to have taken multiple images at different exposures and then blend them into one balanced exposure.
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