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Great misty morning at sunrise

Impulsive Photography

Great misty morning at sunrise

Beautiful Holland view
Beautiful Holland view

This picture shows the niceness the dutch meadows can have in the morning with mists.

This picture was shot during a morning photo session in my “backyard”. I live in the northern part of The Hague and have a view on some quite nice meadows. Whenever there is any groundmist, I can decide when I open my curtains to do some photography in the meadows or turn one more time around in my bed 🙂

That morning (in 2015) when I opened my curtains, the conditions outside were perfect! There was groundmist, some high clouds and no winds. Wow!! A great morning to grab some photo’s! In this particular spot, I already made some nice photos (see this one and this one and my alltime favourite for example). It takes about a 20 minute bike ride from my house, but it is so worth it!

When I was walking around, I saw the water and the reflection that it gave. So I entered the meadow and took my position right next to the waterside. With hindsight I whould have taken a photo of a couple of seconds to have the ripples in the water disappear. But ok, in 2015 I was not that focussed on those kind of things.
At that moment, I was also not yet on full manual. Hence, I put my Canon camera on the aperture priority setting and dialed in an aperture of 4. Way too low if I would make a photo now 🙂 But at that moment I was of the religion: “as low as possible”.
The camera then automatically set the timer on 1/400th of a second with the focal length of 17 mm.

In post I did not do that much. It was not a raw file, so there was not much I could do with it. This is one of those photo’s that came just great from the camera. Although, as said before, I would have done some things differently. For example, perhaps a bracketed shot was more approriate here and then combine three shots with different exposure times. But ok, you learn from each photo you make!
So, the picture was made on the spot, without any fancy settings and without any post processing. That made this shot a great impulsive photo!

Camera settings:

Camera Model Canon EOS 1100D
Lens Model EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Accesoires used None
Exposure 1/400 seconds
F-number 4.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 17 mm

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