the gates of dawn / 1 April, 2013 [click for previous image: GPP2013 #12]
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Title • the gates of dawn

I've already posted three images from this shoot (1, 2 and 3) but held off posting this one because I couldn't work out how to process it. It was taken just as the sun had breached the horizon, and the light was quite flat, but there was something about it that kept drawing me back. I tried black and white, which didn't work, and a whole variety of other styles, but none of them suited the image: they either looked too brash, or too forced, or both.

In the end though I think this slightly cross-processed look works a lot better, mostly because it splits the dawn light from the colder light that preceded it. It probably won't be to everyone's taste, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

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camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
cropped?
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Longitude
6.35am on 1/11/12
Sony SLT-A99
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T*
24mm
f/8.0
1/25
aperture priority
+1.3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Camera Raw
CS6
none
2x1
N2513.633'
E5515.220'
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