The wonder of nature - 3

Posted by Mary Brun on Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:53 pm

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This is the third shot of the four that I want to show you about that fantastic moment experienced in 2016 in the Dolomites.
To my left I had the group of Tofane illuminated by the setting sun (you can see the previous shot here).
In front of me, the Lagazuoi refuge almost wrapped in clouds, blown by the really strong wind. (you can see this shot here).
To my right the mountains of Val Gardena surrounded by many clouds that flowed very fast 
and transformed the landscape in an instant. They almost looked like fire growing from below.

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I would kindly ask for advice, is it possible to manage not to burn the light of the solar disc?
Thank you for your attention  :)

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Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4.0 L USM
ISO 100 - 1.100s - f/14 - 25 mm - polarizer 
Graduated filter applied in post production
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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:54 pm
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A very unique Dolomites shot. The very top of the frame is a bit dark to my eyes, perhaps backing off on the digital ND-grad just a bit... But overall, another excellent photo.

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:09 am
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I really like the mood you've captured in spite of a few technical challenges. I can just imagine the thrill of being in this magical place , something you conveyed beautifully.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:03 pm
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Fire on the mountains! This must have been an amazing day for you, Mary.

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by John Labrenz on Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:22 pm
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Dramatic and beautiful!
Agree that the top of the frame is quite dark

by Mary Brun on Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:10 am
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Thank you so much for your attention and your opinions,
in fact yes, the top is a little too dark, I tried to fix the burn of the solar disk a little, but it didn't help much.
Thanks EJ, Cynthia and John  :) .
Carol, yes, there were incredible moments where the events of nature took place simultaneously, 
I no longer knew which way to look, the illuminated mountains, the setting sun, 
the clouds that were rising fast in front of the sun, 
in all this it also passed an eagle but failed to catch it, 
I had to be careful not to fall for the strong gusts of wind, but it was incredible!
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