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Pic of the Week – Mystic Light

 

Hasselblad X-PAN Camera with Hasselblad 30mm f5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia 100 film

Hasselblad X-PAN Camera with Hasselblad 30mm f5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia 100 film

This was an amazing scene to behold and a great reward for an early start to the day.

When the sun arose I was treated to a vibrant sunrise contrasting with the rich blues reflecting onto the water and distance mountains from the sky. Yet, despite the majesty of the scene before me, it was the tiny rocks scattered throughout the foreground that provided the added mystical dimension to this image. The strong warm side light, skimming across the surface of the rocks, emphasized their 3 dimensional shape and enhanced that sense of mystery. I was on my own that morning and no one else in the world witnessed that scene. And now I have the opportunity to share it with you.

Although sunrise doesn’t provide an enormous amount of light I still needed a moderately fast Shutter Speed to hold the ripples on the sea relatively still. Fortunately, by employing a wide-angle lens and careful focusing I was able to extend Depth of Field from the near foreground right through to the back of the image.

The combination of color, tones, light, shapes and textural qualities produced a truly ethereal moment. I’m so happy that my experience of that reality has been realized.

The image was made with a Hasselblad X-PAN Camera with a Hasselblad 30mm f5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia 100 film.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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