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 evenings 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.Metadata
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
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