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Aug 30, 2008, 8:18:01 AM

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Woods at dawn 6 by steppeland Woods at dawn 6 by steppeland
Woods at dawn
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Trying to catch the sunlight, but still, never succeeding.
This is a series of photographs trying to catch the sunlight at dawn... how hard to get it right.
I guess I should use filters - and a tripod ...
These pics are not perfect, but I am learning, and think they may be useful as backgrounds -
Comments, constructive critique and replies always welcome!

So let's hear from you!

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Thank you so much!

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:thumbsup: Main thing is that I love it when people enjoy and use my work - and if you do so, please do let me know, and credit where appropriate ;) !
Enjoy, and add beauty to the world! :heart:

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:iconmsfowle:
msfowle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I used this here -> [link]
Thanks so much! :love:
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Photographer
Thanks for letting me know! :)
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:iconintocreating:
intocreating Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
just great photo! thank you for posting! I'll be posting my finished image soon! thanks again!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you, you're most welcome! Good luck and inspiration with your work - looking forward to see the result! ;)
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:iconshattereddust:
ShatteredDust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
In my opinion, you've succeeded. It's so gorgeous! Used it here [link]
I've also used another of your Woods at Dawn stock in the same manipulation. Thank you!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011   Photographer
Glad to hear that! Thank you for your feed back!
Thumb to your work is added to the stock description, thanks for letting me know! :)
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MonsterEngeryDrinker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! Used here - [link]
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Photographer
Great! Thanks for letting me know! :)
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:icon666belial:
666belial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009   Photographer
Wow, that's great! Thank you so much! :)
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:icon666belial:
666belial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure:aww:


it's not much, but it is something^^;

don't forget to fav!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Photographer
Oh, I did right away! ;)
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OrchidGirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I used this beautiful photo here :) [link]
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Photographer
Well done, nice work! Thanks for letting me know :D
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ClaraLunati Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here with the number 1 of this serie too :

[link]

Thanks a lot for this wonderful photo !
May I put it on a french graphic forum ([link]) ? I'll put a link to your DA ^^
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Photographer
Marvellous! Faved, commented and I will add the link to your work to the stock description :)
Of course you can do with your own artwork whatever you want :nod: . A credit link is always appreciated. Thank you! I am happy my work was useful to you! :D
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daylightinthecity Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
oh this one is so pretty!
i love how you see the sunrays throught the trees..
and with the dawn, it just looks so perfect
i wish i was able to capture shots like this, but unfortunately, i dont really live close to any (big) woods :(
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Hunney,, there's a wood between Pijnacker and Nootdorp, we can see it from the Randstadrail. It's bigger than it seems, I made the snowy pics there ;]
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Thank you! :heart:

Yeah, this one was made while I was on holiday, but although the woody part in the park and the nature reserve nearby aren't that old, I think I would be able to make similar shots there...
I hope you have other beautiful landscapes or subjects to photograph in your area then :hug: - it indeed is a privilege to have so many beautiful nature within walking distance... :nod:
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Wonderfull hunneypop :]
I love that you can see the sunshine in the air in some parts, and not in other parts (get what I mean? o.O)
The branch looks a bit sad, but there's the hope of a new day shining behind it. It's wonderfull ^^

Perhaps you could change your point of view to get the sunlight better. Like, you only have a very small gap behind the trees, and from where you're standing the sun comes trough that gap. But next to it is a bigger gap, if you stand with the sun coming trough that one, perhaps you get the beams better.
But I really dunnow hunney. I just would have tried if I was standing there, but I don't know if it would work.
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Oh and you could buk a little, that does wonders too
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Photographer
Thank you very much, Anne. Yes, you are right, in these circumstances it is a matter of shifting, bowing and/or stretching to find the right position - and of course, I did quite a bit of that while I was photographing. Circumstances were kind of limiting how far I could move though, like... more branches and blackberrie (bramen) exactly where I was standing and would have to squat (hurken) - and a very wet ground because of the dew too...
I always do carry a large black plasic sheet with me, and I did use it later that morning to make photographs of dew on the grass - but at this early moment, while it was still half dark in the wood, I just really didn't feel like it :giggle:
A lower viewpoint, with the leaves larger in the foreground, would have been better though, definitely. Taking into account that I wanted to stay on my feet, and that my mobility is still limited because of my health, this was about the lowest i could get :lmao:
Great that you help me look at it and learn! Next time, I may pull out that plastic bag anyway :giggle: Thank you :heart:
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
I actually gave Advanced Critique? o.O :P
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Photographer
Yes you did :nod: - and I just replied on your other note, where you said you can't do that... but you can! - although, you don't have to :hug: - any comment is just marvellous! :heart:
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Yea I wanted to comment more of your pics but I've not been in the gelegenheid to do that cuz my friends keep talking to me about useless stuff (only talking about photography is usefull ;))
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008   Photographer
:rofl: How dare your friends talk to you about useless stuff?!!! :lmao:
You're very welcome to comment any time, Anne, but never feel you have to... dA is for fun, to enjoy art - it never should be obligation or preassure ;)
And do enjoy the useless talk with friends! :hug:
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:iconappleanne:
AppleAnne Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Yea I want to comment because I really want to.. but still not been able to so far ;]
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Student Photographer
I love the woods =D
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Thank you! :heart:
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vonderwall Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Sucha beautiful forest. :aww: I like that branch in the front!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Thank you, dear! Yes, that branch was just calling out at me that it wanted to be in the pic! :D
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vonderwall Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
I see. :giggle:
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:iconcaroliyne:
Caroliyne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
I love it. love the light, love the colours.. I LOVE IT! :heart::love::heart:
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Awesome! Thank you so much, sweetie! :cuddle: it means a lot to me! :heart:
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Caroliyne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
:hug: no problem dear^^
it IS a great picture:aww:
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Photographer
:aww:
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Caroliyne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
:)
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selphee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
I really like this picture, even if you say it's not of quality. Maybe the dawn's light isn't meant to be caught so precisely. I think the glow in this picture is a more accurate depiction of dawn in the woods..
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steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Thank you so much, dear! I really appreciate your words... yes, technically spoken, I thing I shouldn't have that yellow rim around the sun-spot, and just don't know how to avoid that kind of effects ... But indeed, the atmosphere in these pictures, ... they do capture somehow that serene... breathless silence and glow of dawn in the woods. Thank you so much for your comment! :hug:
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