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The rising sun through trees, de-focused; seen from Hurn Drove, northeast of Godney; 28 Oct 2014.

Driving into the Levels early in the morning, when the sun started blasting over from the left. So found a place to get the car off the single track road, and ran back up the road to catch our star shining through a small copse. And so to spot metering for the sky next to the blazing disc (which is out of view, just left of this photo), focusing the lens on the ground at my feet, and taking this out of focus shot of the warm light streaming through the distant mesh of branches.

Fanciful maybe, but this reminds me of subdued detail in an Old Master painting and I like that effect. And yet another foray into the debate about photos necessarily needing some sharp detail.

This image looks better on a black background but my blog is white – and so to a thickish black border.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 200 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.

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  1. Well you shouldn’t be afraid, Linda! Especially with blogging, its so easy to try things out – and if others are not enthusiastic, well its not the end of the world. Funnily enough, I’ve posted things I was really not sure about and others have loved them >>> and vice versa!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. You’re absolutely right! Sunny, Sunny Day. As opposed to Starry, Starry Night. 😉 It would look amazing with a black matt background in a fancy frame. 👍🏼 Love it, bud.


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