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Morning Mist

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Early morning mist on the River Crake on the edge of the English Lake District.....not a bad view from that house is it!

There's another view of the river here:

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 202 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie Le Corre from Dauphiné, France

Marvelous... like in a dream...

22 Jun 2008 5:59am

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks Marie!

eddy from tehran, Iran

extremely beautiful

22 Jun 2008 6:22am

@eddy: Thanks Eddy!

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

Amazing Ian, beautyfull composition

22 Jun 2008 7:55am

@Klaus: Thanks Klaus!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

I´ll move in staight away.Realy nice image Ian.

22 Jun 2008 7:59am

@Anthony Lambert: Hi looks like an amazing place to live doesn't it!

jkjond from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Very complete image.

Love the sombre mood from the limited pallet, balanced tranquil composition and hint of birdlife. A worthy contrast to your more dramatic statements (yesterday's was nice too, great sky colour, though not as captivating as this one).

22 Jun 2008 8:10am

@jkjond: Hi John....thanks for that. I guess this place can't be more than 1/2 an hour from your place can it?

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Exquisite mood Ian, the tones are remarkable!

22 Jun 2008 8:52am

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine!

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Lovely photo Ian. Do you use graduated filters for a lot of your photos? I have constant trouble with the sky washing out.

22 Jun 2008 9:10am

@Mike: Mike.....this particular shot was very early in the morning so the light was very gentle so no danger of the sky blowing out.

I believe you use a DSLR (Canon 30D)? My tip would be to use the LCD so that blown highlights blink warnings at you if you've overexposed the shot. At least that's what I do with my Nikon D40....I then adjust exposure downwards using the LCD in histogram mode until there is no highlight clipping but there's still a full range of tones across the full width of the histogram.

Don't worry about the LCD image getting too dark as photoshop is great at bringing back detail in shadow areas (much more effective than for any blown highlights). The shadow/highlights photoshop tool can work wonders as long as you haven't blwn the highlights.

To summarise Mike, expose for the brightest part of the scene but make sure your histogram is using as much of it's width as possible without blowing the highlights (right hand side of the graph)

I hope that helps but email me if you are still having trouble and I'll try and help further if I can.


akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful atmosphere and colors. I like it.

22 Jun 2008 9:11am

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

the warm tones adds to the beauty and mystery of the morning mist .. well done Ian.

22 Jun 2008 10:08am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great photo
great atmosphere captured

22 Jun 2008 10:52am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Wow! A place I have been to some years ago! Even if had only one day visiting the Lake District on my way to Scotland, your picture brings back some nice memories.

22 Jun 2008 11:40am

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

as usual, beautiful shot here, ian. wow!

22 Jun 2008 11:44am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Awesome me a chance to explain my Kenna this like the previous shot, this has a lovely simplicity about it...but while Kenna's look stark in mono...this has a richness of tone and colour. Superb.

22 Jun 2008 11:51am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I agree with everyone! awsome image. I appreciate your lengthy explanation to Miike, thx

22 Jun 2008 12:44pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Lovely, Ian. A really excellent piece of work!

22 Jun 2008 12:47pm

Observing from Local, Gibraltar

Very nice scene Ian, and excellent image. If you had told me it was Japan or Indonesia I would have believed it too.

22 Jun 2008 4:16pm

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Oh, Ian, I keep coming back to this pic... what a lovely view and it's so wonderfully captured by you! Absolutely agree that this is even more captivating the yesterday's...

22 Jun 2008 4:19pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

i am loving the 5 parallel lines in this... adds a very transcendental feeling to an already splendid image. a sense of moving up through the picture. love the bands of tonality here too. wonderful capture!

22 Jun 2008 6:15pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very beautiful shot with wonderful atmosphere!

22 Jun 2008 6:20pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This is beautifully peaceful; a place I'd love to go. Blessings, Ian.

22 Jun 2008 6:23pm

missparis from PARIS, France

very beautiful

22 Jun 2008 7:45pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful. Soft colour and very atmospheric.

22 Jun 2008 8:22pm

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

So beautiful !

23 Jun 2008 11:44am

Photo Traces from Canada

stunning landscape, love warm, inviting color scheme, well done

23 Jun 2008 9:45pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is beautiful and makes you want to linger there a long time. The light is particularly exquisite and I also like the layers in the composition from bottom to top.

24 Jun 2008 8:49am

1/320 second
ISO 200
202 mm (35mm equiv.)