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Foggy morning light in the forest



Foggy morning light in the forest

Foggy morning light in the forest
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JBordons PRO+
 
JBordons October 25, 2016
What a stunning composition. I love the lighting, colors, and contrast. Well done!
cordehamer
cordehamer October 26, 2016
Thank you JBordons :-)
ananta_vrindavan
 
ananta_vrindavan December 17, 2016
great work
cordehamer
cordehamer December 17, 2016
Thanks Ananta
annetkoopman
 
annetkoopman December 17, 2016
Gefeliciteerd met je finaleplaats Cor!
cordehamer
cordehamer December 17, 2016
Dank je wel Annet!
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jarrodreque August 27, 2017
Great picture! Follow me on Instagram @jrequeallday
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 December 04, 2019
A stunningly beautiful, skillfully well crafted image/scene ... Outstanding light capture, detail. colour and clarity of focus. Congrats on your awards.
photosue50
 
photosue50 May 08
Beautiful
GeorginaPendlebury
 
Stunning photo! :)
billiefromthebeach PRO
 
you are something else!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is taken 5 minutes from our house. We are lucky to live in Apeldoorn, a green city next to the biggest nature area called the Veluwe in the Netherlands. There a different interesting locations to choose from within 15 minutes drive, the forrest, heathlands, sand drifts and of course the Royal Park next to palace Het Loo. This photo is taken between Apeldoorn and Hoog Soeren.
Time
Every weekend I check the weather forecast to see if there is interesting weather predicted for the early morning the next day. If so, I get up early and go into the forrest with my camera.
Lighting
The combination of mist and the rising sun always add magic to a photo. I love to shoot towards the sun to catch the sunbeams.
Equipment
This photo was shot with a Sony A77 with a Tamron 17-50mm lens on 40mm and an aparture of f11. I used a tripod to be able to shoot with a shutter speed of 1/5s.
Inspiration
I was on my way back to home from capturing the sunrise on the heathlands of Hoog Soeren. Unfortunately there was not much fog on the heathlands. While longing for a cup of coffee I was driving back through the forest. The sun was already a bit above the horizon and in some parts of the forest there was quite a lot of fog. Sunbeams started to break through the trees and suddenly there were a lot of photo opportunities. Coffee had to wait for a while :-)
Editing
For post-processing I used Capture One 9.3 to process the RAW file. I only added more balance to the lightning, by decreasing the highlights and increasing the dark parts. Then I processed the TIF file with some layered filteres in Color Efex Pro4 from the free Nik collection.
In my camera bag
The equipment I take with me depends on the situation. In this case I went out for some landscape shots. Next to my camera with a short range zoomlens, I brought my tripod with me for some longer exposure possibilites. In this case I left my telezoom and my macro lens at home.
Feedback
To best time of the day to capture the sunbeams is in the early morning. The basic 'ingredients' for sunbeams are mist/fog, sun and one or more trees. On the day before check the weather forecast if there will be some fog/mist just after sunrise. To capture the sunbeams you need to point into the sun with one or more trees between the sun and yourself. Place the sun for the most part behind a tree to not have the photo overexposed on the sunny parts and underexposed on the shadow parts. If you want to have a starry sun like in this photo set your aparture to f11 or smaller.

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