Sunday, July 01, 2007

Into the sun

It's been a long time since I got up reeeeeeal early to photograph at sunrise. I should have been doing it more often. I returned to a pond that sits in a bird sanctuary not far from my home. I took a wooded path but didn't find anything of real interest, so I turned around to head back into the clearing and saw this scene.

There was more than a four-stop difference in exposure between the sunlit fog and the ground, so I took two exposures, one for the sun and one for the path, then blended the two in PhotoShop.

Follow the path into the clearing where the son awaits. You'll find peace there.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


cedarwaxwing said...


Jeremy said...

very very nice shot. good call on the exposure blending.

Wanda said...

Very beautiful, very peaceful. Getting up early was a good choice for you today....thanks for sharing your early morning experience.

don said...

Would make a great header for a blog.. at least for mine. (smiles).

It's intruiging because of the light at the middle of the path.

You're very gifted.


JLB said...

Truly gorgeous - great food for the imagination!

Hillary said...

Wow. It's like a painting! :) Gorgeous shot!

JAM said...

Just plain-old, flat-out beautiful.