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Taken in the same day as my picture "Farewell", just half an hour later. From the same spot. Clear, crystal air and a gorgeous, unique evening full of silent pleno organ music. Glorious, endless sky contrasting to night fog slowly invading and conquering valleys far below me. I could not left the spot until I was caught by night high in the mountains.

Scanned by Nikon CoolScan ED-IV. Cropped on sides to get a centered composition. At 4.000 pix picture width the sky was masked. Mask Shape reduced 3 pix to exclude mountains edge of blurring which followed. The sky blurred 2 pix radius with Gaussian blur. Paint on Mask tool switched on and a Linear Gradient Fill tool applied to the sky simulating inverted gradient gray filter. Saturation at the upper most edge of the picture increased slightly. Mask deleted and another hand made mask around the fog in the valley made. Feathered 20 pic inside. Using Curves I lightened the fog a bit and also blurred it (Gaussian blur 2 pix radius). Some burning and dogging work on the fog. Resampled to 800 pix. No sharpening except the mountains/sky contact with Sharpen Brush by hand. JPEG level 25 (Corel PhotoPaint notation).

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