Thursday, 2 June 2011

Ascension Day

A couple of days ago I explored this field and already selected this group of Heath Spotted Orchids (Dactylorhiza maculata/Gevlekte Orchis) as the main subject for a wide angle shot. For this Ascension Day morning the weather forecast predicted ground fog after a calm and relatively cold night (± 5°C). This is exactly what I was waiting for. The only thing I had to do was to be at the spot before sunrise (which is at 5h30 AM!). But I was rewarded; if there is a heaven out there it may look like this.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm/f4 @ 17mm; ISO-200, f13, 1/15s; -0.3 stop; 2 stop ND gradient filter; from tripod.
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 100mm/f2.8; ISO-200, f8, 1/200s; -0.3 stop; from tripod.

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