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I am a sucker for misty mornings!

Impulsive Photography

I am a sucker for misty mornings!

Sunrise over a meadow with water in front
Sunrise over a meadow with water in front

Sunrise over a meadow, seen from the other side of the water, with a farmers fence.

This picture was shot near my house in the meadows I look over from my apartment. It is around the same location as this shot, this shot, this shot, this shot , this shot, this shot and ofcourse this shot of a curious cow. Do I like this spot? Yesssss, I absolutely love this spot. It is where I run in the mornings and where I make a lot of photographs in these conditions.

Each morning when I wake up, I look outside of my window in this direction and can then decide whether or not I will grab my bike and gear to go out there and make a photo. This particular shot was made in the early morning of the 24th of april 2015. It was like a trip in a candy store! everywhere shots. Everywhere great compositions and everywhere that great weather!

The shot was made out from a tripod. At that moment, I was not shooting on manual yet and tried to control everything by setting the aperture and was fixated on having a low aperture (F-number of 3.5, the lowest on this lens!) that I could get with a fixed ISO at 100. The idea behind that was then that this would result in sharp pictures because of the very short exposure time. Now I know more and would have made this same picture with a filter and probably a 2 to 3 sec exposure time. Back then I had a 1 over 2500 seconds exposure (way too short, when I look at it now… it is not sports photography :-)). The lens was a 10-22 mm zoom lens.

In post I actually did nothing with it. This is how it came through the lens. If I would make this picture again, I would have the F-value at about F9 to have more detail and sharpness in the photo. The an ND filter and a hard grad filter. Perhaps also a polariser to have the blues come out more.
So, the picture was made on the spot with the use of a tripod (however, it was not needed with the exposure time), without any fancy settings and only with minimalist 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 Tripod
Exposure 1/2500 seconds
F-number 3.5
ISO 100
Focal Length 10 mm

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