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I Walked Towards the Break of a New Day

I Walked Towards the Break of a New Day

As I continued walking along the Appalachian Trail, I came to a rise where the sun had just crested and was shining across the mountainside. I knew the sun would blow out any highlights and make it difficult to capture a good dynamic range, so I used some of the trees off in the distance to partially block or dampen some of the brightness of the sun. I was then able to work with control points and color control points in Capture NX2 to bring out the contrast, saturation and brightness I wanted. I then added a Foliage and Sunshine CEP filter to give that little bit extra for the final image.

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Photo taken on 29 December 2018 (© thor_mark  / Flickr)

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