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Morning Mists of Ashey

Morning Mists of Ashey
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Copyright: jamie russell (Island-Visions) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 65] (253)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-21
Camera: Nikon D 300, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos from heaven [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-22 11:48
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The area around Ashey on the Isle of Wight is perfect for morning mists. The land is very low and flat, and quite often there are sheep grazing which adds a little extra to photos of the area!

On this morning it was chaos though, because i wanted the sheep in the photo, but they kept walking away, so i ended up trying to herd the sheep by running up and down the field! It didn't work though so in the end i gave up, but within minutes of me packing up my gear, the sheep wandered over into the PERFECT position!
I even made friends with two of them! They came up to me and started licking my hands and sniffing me like a dog, which is a very strange experience at 6am in the morning!

I used an ND8 Graduated filter

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hello jamie. composition and tone are beautiful. very well captured. best, phil

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-03-22 11:57]

Wow,I really like your early morning capture Jamie,a great mood,with that fog & also the sun that strong cutting throught it. Excellent grouping of the two groups of sheep. Your choice of angle captures all the main ingredients that make for a powerful composition.The tall tree really gives
power to this scene.Very well taken.

Really nice with great light - it seems warm colour-wise but I can feel the cold. All very sharp with small aperture and nice composition!


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-03-22 13:03]

Hi Jamie,
What a wonderful scene you've captured. Actually, its a funny story as well. I love the mood with the fog, the color tones, the lighting, the subject---- all of it. You should be very proud of this photo. TFS Julie

Hello Jamie,

splendid capture of the sunrise against this beautiful backdrop. Love the glowing colours and the near silhouettes coming out of the misty atmosphere. Fantastic work!

- Jan

Yep, that's pretty much spot on ... the misty sun light and warm colours go so well together and the sheep are the icing on the cake. I might have waited for the right hand sheep to get fully in the frame, or I might have been tempted to lose it all together either by cloning or moving the camera slightly to the left just to the edge of the background group. Well done ...

Hi Jamie,

Lovely light,well worth the early rise,my only suggestion would be as Miles commented to clone the far right sheep.otherwise perfect.


Hello JAmie

A pro image here. Love the image of a peaceful scene. Wow, what a composition full of study and color. very nice work.


Hi Jamie,

This is a great shot of rural British landscape, the composition is wonderful and well worth the work on the sheep. The tones are lovely, and detail is sharp. I have never used a filter like this but am thinking of investing in one now. Excellent shot, I can't find a negative thing to say about it at all.



Peaceful moment. Beautiful composition. The filter worked very good, because it gives the photo a special mood/atmosphere. Although the landscape and the sunrise are spectacular, it was a good luck you could get the sheep on the position they are. Congratulations on this fine work. TFS


Good composition and beautiful light.
A very mistic moment very far of my urban situation.
Um abraço

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-03-22 16:25]

Hi jamie,

Wonderfull composition, great mood and excellent atmosphere.
I like the effect of the light with the mist, a splendid view.
A masterpiece of composition , I think.
Beautifull job, TFS.
My best regards.

Hi Jamie,
Beautiful scene nicely presented and composed,
Excellent 'contre-jour' composition with a great tone of colors and light.
Excellent morning misty mood and great shot with beautiful silhouettes of the trees and lovely sheeps,
all my compliments and best picture..

Hi Jamie
Thank you for that marvelous postcard.Good use of the diaphanous morning light filtered by the rising mist. The composition is peerfect. Fence, trees,sheep,grass, all the elements are there for a rural mood.
A very artistic presentation


Hi Jamie...excellent shot...great light...excellent job on the exposure. I like the effect of the ND filter.


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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2011-03-22 18:59]

hi jamie

i guess worth the wait for you. love the compo and colour. i like how you have captured the shadows in front of the sheeps.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-03-22 19:53]

Hi Jamie
wonderful early morning shot with hreat composition and lighting
well done

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-03-22 20:09]

Oh Jamie, this is fantastic! Magnificent lighting, color, detail, mist, mood, composition, presentation. Just love it. TFS, Lori

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2011-03-23 0:32]

Beautiful morning, nicely captured.

Beautiful work Jamie! Excellent processing, giving full light to the sheep in the FG! I love the shadows the sheep are making here! LOVELY work. I'm sure it looks like as stunning without the orangy cast, would love to see that version too!

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