After having a bad nights sleep, i awoke at about 5am.
I looked out the window to see some lovely low lying mist and patchy clouds in the sky, so i jumped up, grabbed my camera gear, and drove to Ashey Down as quick as i could.
On arrival at Ashey Down the wind had started to increase slightly which lifted the fog in the valley and turned it into low cloud, luckily the valley in front of me was sheltered so the fog lasted a little longer, and as the sun started to break through the medium level and low level clouds it produced an amazing orange glow, which looked even better when facing directly into the sun (i will upload pics of that next!)
I used an ND8 soft graduated filter and an ND4 graduated filter to keep the sky nice and contrasty!
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Bartleby (13552) 2010-07-25 9:53
this is a wow! Well worth the getting up early. It doesn't take much to guess this one is going to gather a lot of points! A superb misty scenery!
reijame (577) 2010-07-25 9:59
I'm glad you made it, early bird catches the worm!
You have captured an awesome view, my eyes just rests on it. Perfect work, congrats!
SWEETFREEDOM (24124) 2010-07-25 10:01
amazing landscape, the mist among the trees and the hills is fantastic.
leo61 (0) 2010-07-25 10:17
A wonderful atmosphere and a great palete of colors here.
Views and photo results like this make forget to get up early.This fantastic photo is your reward!!!
buscape (6219) 2010-07-25 10:29
it's the atmosphere that makes this an oustanding composition and you have done a great job with your filters to capture it perfectly.
JFS (32459) 2010-07-25 11:40
Magical shot of this sunrise over Ashley. Wonderful light and very good depth of field. TFS
jonathan_hart (21274) 2010-07-25 16:36
a symphony of colors and tones, only available in the early morning. good idea to go here after looking out of the window. a bad night but a great photo. hope you slept better after that ;)
dta (73093) 2010-07-26 2:07
Hello JAmie ,
Really a master piece ! And the word is not too strong , in this case . You've captured these misty moments on the countryside on a wonderful way .
svefay (810) 2010-07-26 2:14
very nice landscape, well done...
J_Burke (1285) 2010-07-26 4:17
Such a fantastic scene. You have managed the light very well, grad filters have done an excellent job controlling the strong sky. Good balance and a nice contrast of colours too. Great atmosphere, perfectly captured. TFS
sandpiper (6788) 2010-07-26 5:27
A very attractive early morning capture of the English countryside. Nice filter use and teh light effects come out great. Great sky. Excellent composition, well done despite teh lack of sleep.
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-07-28 3:31
superb landscape, the mist and the clouds bring a lot to the ambiance in this shot!
chawax (20062) 2010-07-31 3:35
I love the atmosphere of this photo ! The little mist and the cloudy sky create a mysterious atmosphere. The rising sun gives wonderful golden colours to the fields in the foreground. It was worth it having a bad nights sleep !
Signal-Womb (13048) 2010-11-16 15:36
Superb capture Jamie, very appealing look and mood to this scene. Congrats BTW on commended image Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010. Noticed your excellent lighthing image in the book. Best regards Steve.
- Copyright: Jamie Russell (Jamierussell) (6013)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-23
- Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-25 9:50
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