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Misty morning



Waikato, NZ

Waikato, NZ
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Contest Finalist in Natural Landscapes Photo Contest
People's Choice in Mist Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Earth Day 2017 Photo Contest
Amateur Winner The Zen Moment Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Zen Moment Photo Contest
People's Choice in Misty Photo Challenge
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20 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 September 26, 2016
Carolyn, your new posts are just awesome! Love these misty landscapes and your wonderful bird shots! :-)
Rustybucket8472 PRO
 
Rustybucket8472 November 21, 2016
Congratulations on your win!!
bibrana
 
bibrana March 22, 2017
Beautiful!
carolyns PRO
carolyns March 22, 2017
Thanks so much.. :))
Msfuzzel
 
Msfuzzel March 22, 2017
Gorgeous!
carolyns PRO
carolyns March 24, 2017
Thanks very much Claire. :)
nasrintorabi
 
nasrintorabi March 23, 2017
very beautiful .
carolyns PRO
carolyns March 24, 2017
Thanks very much Nasrin. :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 03, 2017
Excellent Carolyns, Congratulations on your award!
sarahtaroza
 
sarahtaroza June 18, 2017
Wow! Reminiscent of a misty prehistoric valley. I'd be curious to hear the story behind the photo, & (as it uses contrast, colour & perspective cleverly) which artistic element inspired you?
sarahtaroza
 
sarahtaroza June 18, 2017
Thanks for sharing your story and wise techniques in the Behind The Lens section! Congratulations on your achievements thus far! :)
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carolyns June 18, 2017
Thanks so much Sarah. I'm fortunate having this view from my fenceline so if I'm up early enough I don't have too far to go! :)
Engkima
 
Engkima June 18, 2017
absolutely amazing!
carolyns PRO
carolyns June 18, 2017
Thankyou for that lovely compliment. :)
Jenifer_Saavedra
 
Jenifer_Saavedra June 19, 2017
I love the perfect softness and a blend of mystery in its flavor.. Beautiful!
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carolyns June 19, 2017
Thanks so much Jenifer! :))
Mikhailan
 
Mikhailan June 19, 2017
It's exellent as japanese or chinese engraving on wood under lacquer. There is even sensation of smell and mist here. Bravo.
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carolyns June 19, 2017
Thank you for that lovely description. Really appreciate your compliment. :)
Niqueki PRO
 
Niqueki June 24, 2017
Love it. Gratis shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 15, 2017
Beautiful capture. Congrats!
JRMBurley64 PRO
 
JRMBurley64 July 15, 2017
Beautiful....
MariaBander PRO+
 
MariaBander August 08, 2017
What a superbe and phantastic image. Love it very very much! Thank you for joining my contest with such a masterpiece.
Beawlc
 
Beawlc September 09, 2017
I really like the mist on this landscape!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 22, 2017
Beautiful, Carolyn! Congrats on your finalist award! :)
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carolyns September 22, 2017
Thanks very much Kathy. Getting a wide angle lens next week 10-18 f4 so looking forward to using that instead of the 70-200 zoom. :)
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo February 19, 2018
Excellent
Rayjenn30
 
Rayjenn30 April 11, 2018
Beautiful!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood October 08, 2018
Stunning image!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from the fence line of my property in New Zealand. My house is in a rural area and borders a dairy farm. A herd of cows can be seen on the slope in the foreground.
Time
Waking up early on this cold, misty morning I looked outside my lounge and noticed the pockets of mist in the distant valleys and the beautiful silhouettes of the trees and faraway hills on the horizon. So I rushed and grabbed my camera and headed for my fence that overlooks the area.
Lighting
The sun was still very low in the sky so it was perfect lighting for the moody, misty look I wanted to capture with my camera.
Equipment
I don't use a tripod and depend on the steadiness of my hand as well as the top of a fence post to balance my camera. I also have image stabilisation turned on. I love my camera which is a Sony a6000 mirrorless with a Sony FE 70-200 F4 lens. They're both light and easy to carry around.
Inspiration
I love the beauty of the landscape I live in here in New Zealand and the clear, winter mornings around sunrise are particularly beautiful and inspiring. I have also been taking photographs of this scene over a period of time and each morning is different ...whether it's the colour of the sky, the reflection of the sun and the pastel colours it creates on the paddocks and hills, the water droplets on the grass, the length of the shadows or the touch of the mist in the valley crevices.
Editing
A little post processing was done in Lightroom in the develop module.... I cropped it slightly, then made a lens correction to make sure it's clicked to my lens, then back up to the white balance section. I increased the exposure a little, highlights down,shadow slider up a little, increased the brightness, brought the clarity up a little.
In my camera bag
I travel very lightly so choose a lens before I leave the house but I always carry a spare fully charged battery and an extra memory card.
Feedback
The key to getting a photo like this is to first find somewhere with a good rural view from a hill location. That way you see the fog below you rather than being in it! Then get up very early ... just as the sun is starting to rise. I find cold, clear, frosty mornings create the best conditions with their beautiful moody, pastel colours enabling the camera to capture that zen moment!

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