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Winter Sun

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

We've been getting quite a bit of mist and fog in the last week here in the north of England. This is a photo I took through some reeds on the edge of a field with the light from the setting sun only just breaking through the haze.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 200 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb !

14 Feb 2012 6:36am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a striking iconic shot perfectly, exquisitely rendered. !!

14 Feb 2012 6:39am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Magnifique photo.

14 Feb 2012 6:40am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Simple and beautiful with this unique tones.
Reminds me a picture you posted some time ago of a setting sun behind an herb with a macro lens.

14 Feb 2012 6:46am

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

superb. I had a similar sun yesterday but not at all the same effect.

14 Feb 2012 7:19am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Very delicate and refined...beautiful. I like your colour work sir! 4stars. :OD

14 Feb 2012 8:07am

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Just beautiful! So peaceful.

14 Feb 2012 8:18am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Sweet nectar of heaven ...raised by a few twigs that play the elegant ...

14 Feb 2012 8:19am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The light is so magical..... Love it!

14 Feb 2012 11:51am

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, Stunning shot love the colour and tones.

14 Feb 2012 12:17pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Lovely image Ian!

14 Feb 2012 1:32pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful winter and foggy atmosphere !

14 Feb 2012 3:02pm

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is gorgeous. I love the low POV. You have inspired me to try something similar. Thank you!

14 Feb 2012 3:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!!!!

14 Feb 2012 7:33pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent, really beautiful. The reed silhouettes are wonderful !!!!! Nice photo

14 Feb 2012 8:10pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


14 Feb 2012 11:03pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful photo! love the composition with superb soft light and gentle transitions between tones!

15 Feb 2012 2:18am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Quite delicate. Beautiful.

15 Feb 2012 5:18pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


15 Feb 2012 7:38pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great composition.

24 Feb 2012 3:53pm

Brandon from New York, United States

Excellent shot! How did you process this?

1 Mar 2012 10:25am

@Brandon: Thannks Brandon. Re the processing there's almost none applied to this image. It was composed deliberately in the viewfinder for the square crop you see (the Nikon D700 has handy square crop guidelines in the viewfinder).

Brandon from New York, United States

Thanks so much for the information. I have been amazed by your long exposure photography on your website. I was just curious if you had any tips for beginners attempting long-exposure. For example, why use F8 and the ND filters to obtain the long exposure time, when you can use F22... Thanks again!!

2 Mar 2012 4:15am

@Brandon: Hi Brandon.....long exposure technique is a bit too complicated for a quick response like this but there are links on the "articles" page of my web site to detailed descriptions that I've written:

Usually when I'm doing daytime long exposure photography I'm trying to blur cloud movement or still movement in the sea and so I need exposure times measured in minutes. To achieve that I'm using a minimum of 10 stops of nd filter, and often 16 stops.

Re the f8 part of your question, it's not a hard and fast rule but most DSLR camera/lens combinations are at their sharpest at f8 or f11 - apertures which also provide good depth of field for landscape photography. Sometimes I do use apertures higher or lower than f8 or f11 if I need to in order to achieve a particular shutter speed but I try to avoid them if I can.

At apertures higher than about f16 diffraction problems start to affect image sharpness and at apertures lower than f8 I start to worry that I won't have enough depth of field.

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Love this shot. It is simple, clean, and beautiful. Nice work.

3 Mar 2012 9:45pm

fereshteh from tehran, Iran

i think you have a wide vision

22 Apr 2012 11:27am

fereshteh from tehran, Iran

your pics are fantastic

22 Apr 2012 11:27am

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

exquisite simplicity

10 May 2012 6:56pm

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