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Morning Light

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 9 June 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Even cloudless morning can be beautiful - just like this one over the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains, Australia. There was just a small band of clouds over the horizon but that allowed for some crepuscular rays to shine through them and light up the sky. Another good point about shooting in this region is the variety of foregrounds that one can use in the composition. There are plenty of trees and rocks to help with an interesting lead into the scene.

I used a reverse graduated neutral density filter for the sky and that helped to balance the exposure. It was the kind of scene that could do with a blended exposure (given the limited dynamic range that my camera can see) but my general philosophy is to try and photography the scene in one exposure where possible. Above all I think that I got the mood of that morning in the photo and this is always most important to me in my photography.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 15 second F/16.0 ISO 200 21 mm

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