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Grose Valley

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 29 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

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this photo was taken from the Govetts Leap in Blue Mountains, west of Sydney... the valley that you can see is called the Grose Valley and it is one of the many spectacular sights to see in this region...

i did a little bit of experimentation with this shot as i put on a heavy neutral density filter on my lens to see if i can capture a little bit of cloud movement and give this scene a somewhat more mysterious look and feel...

it is not easy to work with such a filter because it is so dark that you cannot see anything through the viewfinder... i had to focus before putting the filter on and then experiment with the shutter speed to get the best exposure... what also made things tricky, was the fact that there were many clouds around and certain areas would be illuminated, while others hidden in the shade... in the end i think i struck a reasonably balanced light here...

Canon EOS 400D 13 second F/16.0 ISO 100 10 mm

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