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Impossible Reflections…

by on Nov.29, 2015, under Life, Photography

My daughter and I now needed to make our way out of Dales Gorge before it got dark. The climb out would be near impossible in the dark and we had to go the long way to get out. It was still light now but we were still possibly an hour a way from getting out and it was almost 5PM already with sunset at 5:38PM today.

With the sun now quite low and just hitting the top parts of these deep cavernous gorge walls with a softening light the colours of both the real and these impossible reflections were magical. How could I not linger and take a few more photographs before leaving :).

Impossible Reflections

Impossible Reflections

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 56 mm, 1/2 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The above image is a blend of four images on layers in Photoshop. I’ve used different frames for blending both exposure differences (the very bright and dark areas of the frame) and also for focus stacking reasons. This somewhat confusing image is taken looking down into the still water and showing the reflection of the sky and gorge walls above. However that small rectangle rock in the upper left quadrant is in the water itself and thus at a vastly different focal plane to the rest of the image.

More beautiful colours and reflections in the very late afternoon light being reflected quietly down into the base of the gorge.

Leaves and Stone

Leaves and Stone

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 100

After 5PM now and we really must get a wriggle on – we still have to make it back to the steps going up and make that painstaking climb out of the gorge. I think we made it to the top just a bit after sunset – phew – and only half an hour or so late :).

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