Misty morning / by Neil Alexander

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Jumped off the M6 around dawn on Tuesday and stumbled across this scene. It was bright, but very misty and even though I'd decided I wasn't going to do anymore landscapes, I just couldn't resist this. The first one (top) is shot with the D300 & 18-200 at 112mm. 1/320 sec at f8. Processing details below

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And the second one is also shot on the D300 with the 18-200 at 38mm, 200 ISO and 1/640 sec at f8. I then added a gradient in Lightroom and edited in Nik Silver efex, adding a couple of control points - one to bring the brightness of the sun down a bit, and another to bring up the brightness of the foreground. Oh and I cloned out some telephone wires (but badly!)

Winking

That's it for today - short and sweet