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chuckrickman May 16, 2015
Truly amazing capture. I love everything about this.
 
Capture-Life May 24, 2015
LOVE LOVE LOVE this ... i LOOOVE FOG... TREES...CLOUDS.. and HEARTS.. that tree is almost a HEART to me !! :):) LOVE the colors... the mood and the whole shot !!! ❤
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sweetpea72 October 05, 2015
Absolutely LOOOVE This... Congrats!! :)
 
nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations on all your Awards!!
 
JDLifeshots March 09, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
 
Witmar November 25, 2016
great shot
 
sarahshahs14 January 23, 2017
Stunning!!!
 
9sanya February 18, 2017
So serene ????
 
httppluto April 02, 2017
I love how the tree looks against the fog and the lighting of the sun against the blue sky
 
jarrodreque August 25, 2017
Hey Awesome photo! Make sure you follow me on Instagram @jrequeallday - I follow back! Thanks!
 
mikemichael August 26, 2018
This is awesome.✊🏻 very inspirational

sunrise



This is actually a pano shot of a sunrise where I live.
At the End it is 9990 x 6979 px
This is actually a pano shot of a sunrise where I live.
At the End it is 9990 x 6979 px
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Contest Finalist in Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Creative Landscape Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Sweeping Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Silhouettes Of Trees Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Trees Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Dark And Bright Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Mysterious Mornings Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015
Exposure and more
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 20
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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture is taken in austria about half a mile from the lake of constance. On both sides of the way leading to the tree there are strawberry fields, but the only orphan in this picture is the tree itself, rounded with a suggestion of a heart in his shape. It's a calm and peaceful place. That inspired me to take this picture. And because I wanted to have a clear silhouette, I photographed this as a pano with a final resolution of about 10.000 px on the long side.
Time
It was - like the most of my landscape or macro shots - in the early morning hours when the sun showed up behind the mountains in the background. Behind that mountains, there is germany already and behind me there is switzerland, about a mile away. When I got up at this winter morning it was cold and foggy and I was drawn in by the mysterious arrangement of clouds. I had to go back and get my camera!
Lighting
The lighting is pretty clear in this scene, I exposed for the highlights to get a silhouette of the tree. That reduces it to the shape and in front of the mixed warm and cold colors of the sky that was the mood I wanted to create. That it finally became such a great picture, I didn't knew at this moment, it was just worth trying.
Equipment
it's free hand pano shot so my equipment was a Nikon D7100 and a 35mm lens, thats all.
Inspiration
the nature itself. As I mentioned above I saw the scene and thought I had to hurry back and get my camera. And so did I :)
Editing
less is more, so I just darkened the foreground a bit, added a gradient filter for the sky to enhance colors and contrast and did some minor overall color corrections. All done in Lightroom, I used photoshop just for sticking the pano together.
In my camera bag
I carry a D800e with a battery grip in my bag and a 24-70 2.8 from Tamron with a circular pole filter, a Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro and a Sigma 85mm 1.4 and a Raynox DCR250 because most of the time I'm into macro photography. Cleaning stuff of course and sometimes two yongnou flashes with small softboxes. And the most important thing - water! It doesn't matter if you use a Fuji X-M1 (which I had and really loved!!) or a Hasselblad, you take the pics, not the camera, but nature photography takes time and when you're thirsty, you'll be glad to have a bottle of water with you, haha
Feedback
look for the right place, wait for a spring day when it is a cold night and get up early. Go there and when the fog is low and the sun comes up, sharing a short wonderful moment of sunrise, pull the trigger! Light conditions change rapidly in this moments so be patient, take some pics and decide later which one was the best. Maybe a HDR would help to catch the dynamic range of the scene. And have fun with what you do, thats the most important thing!

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