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By sut68      
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,

Tags: Peak district Sun Trees Mist Padley gorge Ferns Stump Grindleford Landscape and travel Light ryas

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Lovely shot ver well crafted.

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h4rsx 8 17 5 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 1:14PM
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
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Oct 2012 1:25PM
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,
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 1:45PM
A lovely pic, i like it a lot.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 2:15PM
Wow! This is a stunning shot. Excellent work on the processing, you have nailed it!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Oct 2012 2:16PM
Well worked with the blending Paul.
beautiful photo love the light.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Oct 2012 2:35PM
Beautiful and very well done.....Sandy
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 3:24PM
Lovely imageGrin
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 3:51PM
Beautifully processed Paul.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Oct 2012 4:48PM
Cheers guys Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
8 Oct 2012 6:09PM
I can see " Little John " in b/g PaulWink Love the light.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 6:41PM
Nice work Paul.

basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
8 Oct 2012 6:42PM
Beautiful image taken...!
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 7:05PM
Nice Wink

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
8 Oct 2012 8:06PM
Nicely done mate, well done on the HC!
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 9:18PM
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.
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 9:56PM
Very nicely done Paul and congrats on the HC. Did you see the white wizard in there?
bps11 5 England
9 Oct 2012 8:42AM
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2012 1:23PM
Blimey cheers guys ... thanks also Pete, nice surprise and a huge thanks too now Ryan for your UA, means a lot.

Cheers all,
June56 5 England
9 Oct 2012 1:49PM
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2012 5:50PM
Thank you June Smile
Merbert 8 5 1 Australia
14 Oct 2012 9:52AM
Thanks for sharing Norbert
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
14 Oct 2012 10:33PM
..what blending ?? never heard of it Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Oct 2012 11:16PM
LOL @ Nick ... really? We need to have a chat then Wink Grin

Ta guys Smile

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