Misty Sunrise – The Brightest Start
Sunrises and mists are, for me, the essence of Berowra Autumn mornings. And they are very elusive to capture. As the summer passed into autumn in this year 2020, I wondered if I would be able to capture a good misty morning shot. Then Things Happened, and I was working from home before it was suggested that we ‘stayed there’. One morning indeed there was the mist to the west as I looked out my window, however, that does not always mean there will be mist to the east. I gave it a go, and got myself to a ledge that I thought could work – and bingo!
I would have loved to have positioned the sun a little more centrally in the frame. It would only have been the matter of me stepping a few paces to my right. Given I was standing on the very edge of a cliff at the time – maybe not such a good idea!
Technically, I used F22 to get the star burst on the rising sun. I recommend shooting as a Landscape Photographer at F11 (or F8) if you can. Lenses don’t work as well at F22, however for sunrise stars you can’t go past it. I also blended five shots here to get the tonal range. I left the flare highlights in. Some photographers Photoshop them out, but I sometimes like to see them. Of course I used my Manfrotto tripod.