Phil Goddard's picture

First light on the South Downs, UK

April 19, 2021

Taken at first light after a 4:30am alarm call, the aim was to show the overlapping layers in the landscape. I am definitely a stranger to getting up this early but with the encouragement of a friend, I dragged myself out of bed and it was so worth it.

Lightly processed in LR, with further editing in Photoshop- I prefer a subtle, clean touch.

Am I bitten by the early-riser bug? Maybe- if it gets me more photos like this.

150 · f/8 · 1/80 · ISO 100
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Charles Mercier's picture

Very nice but I prefer it if you would crop it just above the first two trees on the upper right. Try it and tell me what you think.

Phil Goddard's picture

Thanks- I think this removes some interest from the background (especially the windmill) and makes you want to leave the scene too quickly.