minimalist morning

Morning Light

Morning Light
Morning Light

In today's post we have the magical lighting of an overcast morning sky, which always amazes me since you never quite know what you're going to end up with. Mix in a little atmospheric haze and it gets even more mysterious. It's one of the reasons I love to be out on mornings after a storm or dramatic change in temperature. The interplay between the lighting and moisture in the air often produces surprising results.

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Thunderstorms had rolled through the night before this image was taken and I had hoped to catch a bit of fog lifting. As it turned out, it was already hot and sticky with temperatures in the mid 80s (F) before 8:00 am. The overcast sky would soon burn away and send us to a roasting 100 degree day. :-)

This was a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) that produced a fairly decent HDR image but I had also played around with the -2 exposure in Lightroom, so I decided to go with that one after using the "Auto Tone" preset under "Lightroom General Presets", that ships with the product. It was a good jumping-off point and a few additional adjustments later this one was finished.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Minimalist Morning

I remember this Summer morning well, it was so eerily quiet. There were no birds chirping or flying by in the distance, no wind on a slick-as-glass Liberty Reservoir and not a fisherman in sight.  Wow, I mentally exclaimed! It was one of those times when you seemed to have the world to yourself, as if everyone and everything had vanished. Truly a minimalist morning, as there was nothing to distract from what was before me. Enjoy!

Minimalist Morning
Minimalist Morning

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