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Another from Saturday morning, but this time down at Padley Gorge with Fran and Martin.

There was a light mist hanging about which enhanced the suns rays through the canopy, had an ethereal feel to it in places.

Technically this is a blend from five exposures [from a 7 shot range] to maximise the tonal range. Hand blended using a mixture of layers and luminosity masking. Could've done it using HDR, but luminosity masking gives more control and helps to keep the shot feeling natural.

Cheers for looking in,
Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/14
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Title:Stump'd ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:8 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM
Tags:Ferns, Grindleford, Landscape / travel, Light ryas, Mist, Padley gorge, Peak district, Stump, Sun, Trees
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AndrewAlbert
AndrewAlbert Plus Member 7AndrewAlbert vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:09 PM

Lovely shot ver well crafted.

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h4rsx
h4rsx  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:14 PM

Very nicely done mate, must have taken a while all that blending, but it's resulted in a shot which looks exactly as you would have seen it with the eye. Wink

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sut68
sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:25 PM

Didn't take that long to be honest Harsh although longer than most of my shots. The central exposure was pretty good on it's own, but it just needed the addition of some more highlight and shadow details. All in all less than an hour from start to finish I reckon.

Cheers guys,
Paul

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ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:45 PM

A lovely pic, i like it a lot.
Ali

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 2:15 PM

Wow! This is a stunning shot. Excellent work on the processing, you have nailed it!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 2:16 PM

Well worked with the blending Paul.

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8 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

beautiful photo love the light.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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8 Oct 2012 - 2:35 PM

Beautiful and very well done.....Sandy

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:24 PM

Lovely imageGrin
Diane

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

Beautifully processed Paul.

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sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM

Cheers guys Smile

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8 Oct 2012 - 6:09 PM

I can see " Little John " in b/g PaulWink Love the light.
Ron.

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dathersmith
8 Oct 2012 - 6:41 PM

Nice work Paul.

Darren.

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basith  2 Sri Lanka
8 Oct 2012 - 6:42 PM

Beautiful image taken...!

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edrhodes  10543 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 7:05 PM

Nice Wink

Ed.

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pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 8:06 PM

Nicely done mate, well done on the HC!

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8 Oct 2012 - 9:18 PM

Fine amount of detail in there Paul. Didn't really get anything from my little jaunt in the woods, wish I could have stayed a bit longer to really have a good look around.

Congrats on the HC BTW.
Smile

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javam  101083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 9:56 PM

Very nicely done Paul and congrats on the HC. Did you see the white wizard in there?

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bps11  2 England
9 Oct 2012 - 8:42 AM

Excellent!

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sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 1:23 PM

Blimey cheers guys ... thanks also Pete, nice surprise and a huge thanks too now Ryan for your UA, means a lot.

Cheers all,
Paul

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June56  2 England
9 Oct 2012 - 1:49 PM

beautiful

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sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 5:50 PM

Thank you June Smile

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14 Oct 2012 - 9:52 AM

Waoooo!
Thanks for sharing Norbert

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Nick_w  74117 forum posts England99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 10:33 PM

..what blending ?? never heard of it Wink

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sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:16 PM

LOL @ Nick ... really? We need to have a chat then Wink Grin

Ta guys Smile

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