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Morning Dew

Morning Dew
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen Grad ND 0.6
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), Haaksbergerveen, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 14:09
Viewed: 5708
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a hard time deciding what the correct catagory is for this photo. I first wanted to put it into the Bushveld, but that seems to be incorrect. So I decided to put it in trees, since there are some trees visable in the distance. By the way, this is a peat moor.

You might have noticed that this is not Montana, or Yellowstone Park, but a photo taken in my home country. I have finished my journey through the USA, and only have a few more photos left that I will post later on. The best have already been placed, but I will go through all 2100 photos to see if there are still some photos worth posting.

A few weeks ago my dad came with the idea to get up real early on a saturday morning and visit 'Haaksbergerveen' a peat moor located close to the town Haaksbergen, some 45 minutes drive from my home. We wanted to get there before the sun got up too high and capture some photos and film of this beautiful piece of nature. The intention is to return to this nature reserve during an entire year and see the difference of nature throughout the seasons. My dad will in the end create a movie showing the changes by the seasons, for me it is to do the same but with photos. This is the first visit and it already has some of the Fall colors visable. Soon I will return again and try to capture some real fall colors. Hopefully the winter will be perfect.

I shot this into the sun which was just above the frame of this photo. Used a Grad ND filter to get a better exposure on the bottom half of the photo. The idea was to capture the morning dew and to get a nice reflection of the sun while keeping some color.

Tech talk: shot in RAW, adjusted white balance, crop and converted to JPEG. Levels and curves, cloned out a few dust spots. Framed, rezise and USM

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-11 14:18]

Hello Niek
a very moody landscape. The light twinkling on the water and the mist rising in the back ground look fabulous. Very well captured and composed.

Hi Niek,
A lot of light. Moody.
A bit too much 'sun' though.

Hello Niek,
beautiful landscape, lake in the foreground and the mist in the background, I like.
Thank you,

Hello Neik, I like the light and the tranquility here, well framed and good atmosphere, well seen mf.

I like these rusty colors of mist over the marshlands. Very artsy together with the treeline, its an effective landscape type composition.

Great to see you also Niek. Well-captured and composed, very beautiful and mystical light. I’ve been doing fine, still shooting with my camera, but haven’t produced so many pictures suitable for TN, lately.

All the best, regards, Anders

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-11 16:47]

Beautiful. Lovely mist and light. Beautiful tones. I like this a lot - it has a real feel of autumn mornings



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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-11 17:05]
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Hello niek,

Very nice composed shot,I like the colors a lot,I see in your note that you have used a gradient filter,I just wonder if you ever tried use a filter of a postprocessing program like CS2 and if this has the same result as a real filter,


Preciosa imagen, éste parece un lugar tranquilo.
Agradables los tonos y el color. Increibles los reflejos sobre el agua...
Una hermosura amigo Niek.

  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-11 18:12]

Es perfecto Niek, maravilloso panorama, felicidades. tp.

This is nice Niek. I have to admit that at first I was puzzled as to where in Montana this might be. In case you get nostalgic for Montana I will post some photos soon from our recent trip. : )

I admire the way you think out your shots and plan ahead for the various seasons. Since I moved to Oregon 9 years ago I've planned to photograph Silver Falls Park in each season. It hasn't happened yet but there's always hope I guess.

I've got to start packing if we are going to leave in the morning for Rainier. I hate getting behind on TN!

Evelynn : )

The capture of those rays of "light" pouring into the marsh and reflecting back out looks like clusters and
large pieces of gems.
P.S. Am going to Fav. it.

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-11 21:45]

Hi Niek,
Good picture, I like the ambiance.
Regards, Francois

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-12 3:33]

Hi Niek

This is a very nice morning view. I'm guessing it's nice to have such a splendid view to wake up to :)
Lovely shot! I really like the light here! The exposure is very well managed.
Also great are the POV, the deep DOF and the timing, with all that dew rising there.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hallo Niek,
Very scenic view, amazingly beautiful landscape. Greatly captured. Light was excellently managed. Superb shot. Absolutely, one of my favorites.

Ben Lakitan

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-10-12 13:31]

Wonderful image, Niek. Great light and I always love the limited palette of colors (golds and browns here). It works well for me. I like the panorama. I only wish there was more grass along the bottom, so there was a complete layer there.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-12 16:36]

Nederland kan toch wel mooi zijn he? Ik vind de mist/dauw heel er mooi, maar vind wel dat de foto een beetje flets oogt door het tegenlicht. Compositie is prima. Goed gedaan & TFS!


Hello Niek,
the photograph is just perfect you reached a really high standard of professionalism, great PoV and good choice on the Exposure, well done.

Hi Niek,

Lovely landscape - my kind of photo, beautiful lighting and subtle atmospheric colours.
Nice work as always :-)

Hi Niek,
This is so wonderful! I really like this one. This composition is beautiful with those sun rays and this early fog. I like the way you cropped it and those amazing details and lightning in the bushes. It really looks like a Great Master's painting. I also like the intention behind this picture, I think this is a great idea. I put it in my favorites right now. I'll be back later PT :) Thanks,

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-14 13:37]

Hoi Niek,

Dit is een prachtig stukje Nederland.
Zo heel vroeg in de ochtend geeft een heel aparte atmosfeer.
Mooi hoe de zon weerkaatst in het water, en de mist op het groen heb je ook erg mooi vastgelegd.
De zachte kleuren geven het een kalme sfeer, prachtig!

Groetjes, Nel

Bonjour Niek
Très joli ce ce beau paysage avec sa brûme matinale.Les détails et les contrastes sont réussis très jolis couleurs. Il est sublime ce levé du jour d'automne.
et beau BG
Bravo et merci... JP

Hi Niek,

A Grad filter sure camed handy in this one. You were able to bring some brownish colors to grass. I also like the sun rays on the upper part of the picture. Good results with the dew.

Hi Niek,
This is one of the more moody pictures I have seen for a while!
Everything seems perfect here, and the backlight really makes this one...
Pablo -

what a wonderful atmosphere you have created here Niek. and caught the area well. I like it.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-21 16:59]

Hello Niek,
I think it's the first time I come across your photo here. So, nice to meet you.
I like this photo however I wonder if the horizon line cutting the landscape into two exactly equal parts is the best choice. Anyway, I like the warm hue and the mist going up on the other side of the river.
Best greetings,

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-10-27 13:52]

mooie foto Niek.
even rond gekeken maar deze vind ik echt top, zeer mooie foto, goede sfeer, uitstekende pov, prachtig werk. Een goed weekend.
gr. jaap

The panoramic format was a great idea for this photograph. You've captured the mood very well. A great variety of 'golden' colours. Perfect!

Congratulations on being featured today on the cover page! A lovely tranquil scenen here Niek; great work with the grad.

Hallo Niek,

Zo je hebt nogal wat foto's mee naar huis genomen! Maar ik ben al blij met deze mooie Hollandse foto's hoor. Dat is weer het mooie van ons landje die vennetjes met die mist er boven. Er zullen ongetwijfeld meer plaatsen op de wereld zijn waar soortgelijke plaatjes genomen kunnen worden, maar toch... Schitterend landschap. Mooie schittering van de zon in het water. Dat heiige doet wat geheimzinnig aan vind ik altijd. Mooi werk afgeleverd. Groeten en TFS Bob

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