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The Longest Day

By thefatcat44  
This image was made almost the longest day of the year - there seems to be something good about making the effort to be out for sunrise when it is so ridiculously early!

Because of the huge dynamic range in the image I did something I very rarely do - I made two exposures, one for the sky and one for the meadow and blended them together

I used a wide angle lens and hyperfocal focusing to make sure i had depth of field from the flowers just centimetres from the front of the lens right through to the sun in the distance.

ISO50
17mm
f11
2 exposures

Tags: Summer Sunrise Grass Meadow Flowers and plants Dawn Blended Landscape and travel

Voters: millymcb, VIKI, andy210966 and 11 more


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Comments


andy210966 Plus
10 4 119 Wales
15 Jan 2011 7:42AM
A very charming shot! Love the position of and shape of the daisy/ox eye cluster. It has a nice summer meadow feel to it.

Andy

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Delightful...and definitely worth the two exposures in this case. Would so love to see it large.
15 Jan 2011 8:38AM
Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..
saeid
jabe Plus
7 10 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 8:41AM
A very beautiful photograph,daisies and wild meadow in the low sunlight,very warming on these cold wet days,a nice picture for the wall,love it.
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 4:41PM
This is lovely..the colours are very vivid but it reminds me of a book illustration..I love it !
Di

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