Photo Of The Day 7/20/2012

Highlands Sunrise by Dave Allen

Dave Allen sent today's Photo Of The Day to the Golden Hour Assignment. He describes getting this photograph, "Highlands, NC is one of my favorite places to visit and landscapes like this are one of the reasons why. "Rhodes Big View" area offers a great view of Whitesides Mountain and the valley below at any given time, but it is especially striking at sunrise. The dynamic sky over the fog filled valleys in the golden light of early morning really made this scene special in my opinion."

When shooting a scene with the sun in the frame, foreground elements frequently become textures black silhouettes. In this case, however, Allen did an excellent job of composing the scene so that the bushes in the foreground are lit by a warm glow and the areas that would have been completely silhouetted are excluded from the frame.

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