Nature has many ways of surprising us with her beauty, and the following image is just one of many such examples. The image was taken by photographer Jeffrey Groneberg while the sun was shining on the horizon but it was raining heavily at the spot he took the photo. The result is an image with a lovely golden haze glowing through the humidity:
“Even though it might not be really viewable it was raining cats and dogs. The light was just awesome because the sun had fought through the clouds on the horizon. Everything was glowing in this warm haze. It was not possible to use a tripod, because I had only [a] few minutes time to reach that point and the tripod would have hindered me to run as fast possible. I was shooting at high iso and doing an exposure bracketing.”
Groneberg took this image in Odenwald, Germany with his Sony A7RII and 24–70mm f/2.8 GM lens at 24mm. His settings were f/8, 1/60 second, and ISO 200. To take this beautiful image that looks like a place straight out of a video game, Groneberg had to expose for the highlights (at the horizon), which caused all the elements in the foreground to turn out dark. He later recovered the shadow details and used a bit of dodge and burn and split toning in Lightroom to reveal this amazing beauty. If you are interested, Groneberg has shared the unedited jpeg as well which is 4 stops underexposed.
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