Saturday, 1 October 2011

Misty Start

Atmospheric early morning pictures take some planning. Without proper planning they can involve driving around country lanes like a maniac at dawn in search of the right light and the right scene.

The problem is that the best lighting is to be had just before sunrise, as with this first image.

It is the all important misty element that gives the image its depth, and although mist appears to hang motionless upon the air*, in fact it is always on the move.



So if you spot a spectacular scene, by the time you have parked the car and walked back to the gateway, it's quite likely the image is vanishing before your very eyes.



All the time the sun is rising and washing the magic away... Who said landscape photography is easy?



*Echoes

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