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Godspeed by AndyMumford Godspeed by AndyMumford
I've never really been happy with the original edit of this shot, I always felt that it lacked the subtlety of the sky that I saw in front of me, so this is a re-edit with a lot less contrast and the colours pulled back to the pastels that I remember.

The Photo

Another shot taken during a wonderful evening’s shooting on the Piano Grande, in the heart of the Sibillini mountains in Umbria, Italy.

The mountain in front is Mt Vettore, the highest peak in the area at 2476 meters, captured around 15 minutes after the sun had set behind me. The whole evening had been a wonderful display of mountain light, and this was the last act before the clouds drained of colour.

I composed using a pool of water in a flooded field, and used a 9 stop neutral density filter to give me a long exposure (around 2 minutes) in order to capture the movement of the clouds as the wind sculpted them around the peak.

A 3 stop NDG filter pulled down to the base of the mountain balanced the brightness of the sky and mountain with it's reflection in the pool.

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Taken at Piano Grande, Sibillini National Park, Umbria, Italy
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 ED
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) soft edged ND grad filter | Hoya ND400 9 stop ND filter
126s | f13 | 19mm

More shots from Italy:

Sibillini
Vitaleta
Cypress
Two

My website

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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RazielMB Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hallo!
You've been featured here [link] :heart:

Raz
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19ana89 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Beautiful!
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Trashins Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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malaladanila Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Just beautiful! Great colors!!!
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akhater Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Wondeful! I love it
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silentmode Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work, Andy! :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Very nice. Well done. :-)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
:+fav:
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