Sunrise over a misty field. This was the start of one of the hottest days of the year, and also one of the longest. Although you only tend to see this kind of ground mist in the Autumn and Winter months, it is present throughout the year. Particularly, it seems to appear at the start of what will be very hot days. Generally, you don’t tend to see this mist though, as it is very quickly burnt off by the heat from the sun within less than 30 minutes of sunrise. As this picture was taken at about 5.00 am, you have to get up pretty early to see the mist.
This is a three exposure HDR, which required a fair amount of curves work to get the colours and relative brightnesses of the scene correct. In particular, the leaves on the tree were very dark, and there wasn’t a whole lot of contrast throughout the scene. Luckily, all these problems are easy to fix with a little know-how.
by Tim Daniels - lapseoftheshutter.com