Misty Sunrise


The alarm is starting to get horribly early. It went off at 4.25 on the morning I took these images. The forecast was looking good, although when I looked out of the window when I got up, there was a completely clear and uninteresting looking sky. As I cycled up to the park, I debated whether to changing my plans and head to the brook, where a boring sky isn't really a problem. But honestly, I could spend every morning at the brook, as I love it so much. I don't want to get stuck into too much of a rut.

I headed to the middle of the park, and walked up the hill. The nice thing about being higher up is that one can experience the sun rise, then descend to lower ground, and watch the sun rise all over again. Which is what I did. :)



Sunrise now has that fiery, summer intensity. The light can be really harsh, particularly without any cloud to soften the light.

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These 2 shots were both taken using 3 bracketed exposures, blended together in Lightroom. It's the easiest way to maintain highlight and shadow details, in high contrast conditions.

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I swung by the ponds, where I enjoyed my second sunrise of the day.

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Some of the Canada Geese have had chicks. They are incredibly cute and fluffy at the moment. Look at the size of their feet though!

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Sadly the mist didn't filter into the woodlands. I wandered into one of the lower fields where the mist had yet to burn off, and was glowing yellow in the strong sunshine.

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An early morning jogger...

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don't remind me how early the sun is up now 😭 amazing you have the will to wake so early! Haha I sure don't

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Yeah it's getting pretty painful! The worst thing is that the mist doesn't happen so much over the summer months. I've had set the alarm for ridiculous-o-clock on so many occasions, only to get to the park gates and be totally disappointed by the lack of atmosphere... 😱

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everything about this pictures speaks nature,nature, nature. thumbs up to you for waking up that early. lovely photos by the way

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It's a bit painful when the alarm goes off. But it's so worth the effort when it looks like this. It's such a beautiful way to start to the day. Glad that you like the photos. :)

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That's some crazy hour to wake up in the morning for some pictures, but the results are definitely showing that was worth it. Love every single one of them! Great job!

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Yeah it's a bit painful when the alarm goes off. It's going to get worse for the next 6 weeks or so too!! It's so worth it when the morning looks like this though. Thanks for the comment! :)

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All so beautiful images, I love foggy and misty days anyway but at sunrise it's double beautiful. My favourite are the three trees in the yellow mist ... and the lovely baby goose, of course 😍


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Thank you @johannpiber! The baby geese were adorable. I think there will be lots more babies coming over the next month or 2. Massive feet though. Definitely born to swim. Glad that you liked the post. :)

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The pleasure is all mine, Cath 😊

Thanks for the !PIZZA - I don't know if I have any left today 😉


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Yes I have! I've entered a couple of guess the focal length, and matching the settings to the photos. Lots of fun!!! :)

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