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Grose Valley Sunrise

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 21 May 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Sun peeks from behind the ridges, as it rises over the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains in Australia. We had a week without almost any clouds when we visited this region a few weeks back. Still it was a wonderful experience to witness the sunrise from Pulpit Rock.

The way the light started to illuminate the valley and a hint of mist made for a great scene. I was there with a fellow photographer and that early morning feeling of peace and quiet when a new day begins is something fantastic.

It was a struggle to get the resulted I wanted that morning. I am not greatly skilled in blending yet and I was using my reverse graduated ND filter to balance the sky and the valley in the foreground. You can see that the ridge line around the horizon is a touch darker and this is where the darkest part of the filter was placed. I do not mind that effect in this photo and I think it actually helps to frame the valley and draw the eyes towards it.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/2 second F/16.0 ISO 100 75 mm

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