07.03.2017 The waiting pays off-Brickyard Sunrise

I planned on photographing some Canada Lilies  this morning (they were nowhere to be found) but my initial plan was sunrise over a foggy meadow.  When I arrived the fog was quite strong over the trees and horizon but I waited as there was the slightest glow hinting at something to come. Patience paid off.Just as I visualized it. This is a three shot HDR to control the sun without blowing it out and capturing the gentle light on the foreground grasses.

I don’t know whether you can tell how wet this scene is, but I did get soaked to the skin.  The only part of my outfit that stayed dry was my lower legs and socks which were inside my muck boots.  Well worth it and the sun got everything nice and dry this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow morning…which will be foggy once more.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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8 Responses to 07.03.2017 The waiting pays off-Brickyard Sunrise

  1. Beautiful photo. Well worth the wait and getting wet.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    It’s quite beautiful! It must take a lot of control and care to get those three different exposures working together so well. I’ve never tried anything like that – maybe one of these days!

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  3. Jim R says:

    I can feel the wetness.

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  4. I like the effect very much. I just happen to like foggy scenes and the sun gives just the right amount of glow to the foreground vegetation.

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Really nice, Steve. Fog can be such a great element in photographs, adding that bit of mystery, and of quiet and stillness. And this is my favorite type of HDR image, one where you really can’t tell it’s an HDR, where it just helps create an image that portrays what the eye was able to see but the camera couldn’t quite capture in one frame (yet).

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the vegetation in the foreground. It’s jungle-y and complex and vaguely mysterious.
    You did a beautiful job with the sunrise and fog, too. I tried to get out “early” yesterday, but leaving home at 6:30 doesn’t do the trick this time of year. I may make another run at it this weekend. Even attempting it made me respect your dedication even more!

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  7. Ah ha, HDR to the rescue. You’ve proved yourself a master of that technique, as of sunrises in general.

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  8. What a marvelous photo this is. Almost makes me want to get up early to see what dawn brings in my neck of the woods 🙂

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