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I'm not normally a 'morning' person, but I'm glad I was up to witness this scene. And don't ask why I was shooting at ISO 800, it wasn't intentional.

And my apologies to those of you who have already seen this one - I inadvertently published it when I meant to schedule it for today.

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7.45am on 6/10/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
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3x2 + travel [Wiltingen, Germany] + commissions
comment by owen-b at 09:34 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2007

What a gorgeous moment - as for the 800, you can't tell, but then again you're a Canon man, and noise is something it's taken Nikon till this year to finally sort out with the new D3.

comment by Saito at 06:55 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2007

This is really cool! I like this one and was happy to see it this morning. It's more dramatic than the shots of the past couple days. I love the way the fog is framed with the lovely green vines and the way the trees spring up from the mist. Well done.

comment by Ash at 07:40 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2007

Owen-b, I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how my D40x handles noise. The older Nikons (i.e., D70/D200 which I see you have) are a little louder ;) Lovely shot Dave, very moody.

comment by Craig at 07:50 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2007

With the depth in the shot, and the mist, and the incline, and the perspective, I feel like I am going to fall into the mist... very peaceful shot Dave... mind you if I did fall, theres a road or railway line below and I'd get horribly squashed before that happened..... phew. ;-)

comment by David Chabashvili at 08:24 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2007

wow..awesome shot! Its just great you were able to catch that moment in the morning. Beautiful nature shot!

comment by mikelangelo at 10:49 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2007

I dig this... very cool. I still like your first scenic (two shots ago) as my fav, however.

comment by Navin Harish at 05:16 AM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

Great show. Breathtaking beauty. It kinda looks like what the place near my home looks like when it gets too hot. http://www.picturejockey.com/pblog/2006/4/panorama_aarey.html

comment by Jennifer at 08:56 AM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

Beautiful - but couldn't you PS some Autumn colours in the foliage to make it the perfect shot ;-) Yesterday's was cool too - b&w worked really well.

comment by Alice at 03:45 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

Beautiful shot! I love that fog!

comment by djn1 at 04:45 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

Thanks everyone.

Jennifer: yep, that would have worked too.

Navin: I see what you mean, though it was a little cooler in Germany :-)

comment by ttomasso at 05:02 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

hmmm... morning shot! the grape (?) bushes make really nice leading into the foggy background

comment by Richard Trim at 05:32 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

It looks like a vessel of vitriolic vapours...just love the emotions that shots like this create. richard T

comment by jelb at 06:18 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2007

Very beautiful..Bravo!