Taken 10-Feb-16
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Sunrise
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Keywords:Pagham, Bognor Regis, pond, reflection, tree, branches, stark, winter, frost, cold, sunny, January, white, dawn, sun, sunshine, blue sky, blue hour, colour, outdoor, serene, water, Sony, pic, dslr, hdr, high dynamic range, photomatix, topaz, tonemapped, dslra700, tonemapping, into the light, contra jour, grass, vegetation
Photo Info

Dimensions5360 x 3566
Original file size15.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Feb-16 07:34
Date modified13-Feb-16 09:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A700
Focal length10 mm
Focal length (35mm)15 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/40 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
Blue Hour Tree Reflection

Blue Hour Tree Reflection

In a break from spiral staircases this is shot taken just before dawn on a cold morning about a mile from home. Last year this great tree was really enhanced by having this new pond dug out in front of it. There were no doubt good agricultural reasons for it but it had the effect of being very kind to photographers especially as it is very accessible being next to a roadside verge, no parking available but not a problem if you arrive by bicycle. For those who follow me on Facebook this is a different picture from the one posted there on Thursday but taken on the same morning.

The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing processed with Photomatix Contrast Optimiser setting for a natural look. The resulting Tiff file was then opened in camera raw for more editing. Tip – to open a Tiff or Jpeg file in Camera Raw in Photoshop go to Open As in the file menu, navigate to the file and for file type choose Camera Raw. I made adjustments to the foreground and sky using the graduated filter control in RAW. Similar adjustments can be made using tools within Photoshop but it is easier in RAW. Topaz Clarity was used for more detail.