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A World Above by iamgoatman A World Above by iamgoatman
Today has been a beautiful day, in places. Firstly went on a trip with my dad to go take photographs while he went and took care of other matters. We both were surprised to see that the fog that sometimes lingers in the valley below was still there by mid afternoon, as it normally is all gone in the early hours of the morning. So we're driving and gradually lowered into the valley mist and it was a totally different world from above. No sun, just very thick fog leaving the entire place surrounded in this dismal grey feeling.
On our way back i walked back along our lane to take some more shots and I saw this amazing view of the fog engulfing the valley.

3 shots merged to correctly expose all the detail.
Photoshop for: Curves, levels, photo filter, sharpening, crop and border.

Hope you all like it.
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JPtHart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
wow, what an amazing photo! the mood is fantastic!!
MiroKuoo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
This is truely fantastic!
Something that can only be appreciated at its moment. Your so lucky to see this with your own eyes.
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
impressive piece well done
alsebka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student
wonderful atmosphere !
rekka360 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Writer
Very nice, I like the low hanging clouds, it completes the feeling here.
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Photographer
This has been featured in my journal [link] :)
tymicheal Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
I love the sense of texture. I love the pallette used. Was most of the color added, or captured? Good example of using composition to showcase something captivating.
martasmarta Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
wow, i love it!! the animals in the foreground are an awesome detail :D
kawa4 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
amazing colors
great capture
i love this one
Osox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
oh my god this picture is supreme.... what a beautiful moment :D
Kwinti Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
The fog. . . :jawdrops:
Ellie-the-dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Hey, just wanted to let you know that I submitted a news article featuring your photo, hereís the link: [link]

Love Ellie-the-dreamer
KnooeyLovebug Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Photographer
It's beautiful... nice cropping... I can't tell! Great job with catching those colors! Keep it up!
FrederikM Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really nice :)
MCricket Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
This is beautiful and very special.
It gives the feeling of two different places.
I really love it ;) :+fav:
Pascale-Marry Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
DMcRae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Featured in my latest journal :D
rikausse Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Very well done !
Congrats on the light here, it is so powerful. :)
kallio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Awesome photo... I'm totaly speechless. Great work!:clap:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
No wonder u love this photograph when all the rest is too lol
Wonderful work and thats all I have to say :)
DMcRae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Very technical, very nice. This is a really nice shot. :+fav:
Subsolar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Photographer
Ah I love it, I love the tones in the sky, and that fog is just so unusual!
ViKiSek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
What an amazing shot!
It looks almost surreal ... I lie the colours, composition, everything ...
Perefect work!
olkie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
wow this is incredible, one of the best nature shots ive seen in a while, probably gonna feature this in my next journal entry:)
jhawklyn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Ewe did a goad job sheparding this pastoral image to DA.

Great combinations here - rolling fog, descending sun casting shadows past tree-lined ridge.

I feel sheepish loading my comments with puns.

Truly a nice shot!
SchmauserPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Photographer
I don't know why, but I really like this piece. From the moment I saw it on the thumbshare forum I knew I was going to favorite it. Something about the colors and the scale of everything just grabs me.

Very nice work, :+fav:!
Asselchen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Wow...sheeps :heart: It's an HDR-Image right. Perhaps it would come out better when you would crop a bit from the top.
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Thanks for the comment. This is a cropped version of the original that contained a lot more sky, i like it how it is and a lower crop would unbalance the composition :)
Jagrrr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I love this picture. =) All I can say is its enchanting. It makes me want to go to Wales and wander around a bit. The farmers might get upset that some American is scaring off all their sheep though.
enigma-tyck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
ahh thats so gorgeous.

where is it?
i really want to go there.
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007

The valley is located in east Wales, my house over looks it and it can be breathtaking :)
blackpoloshirt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
This is an amazing shot. The shadows, the color..everything. I love it. :+fav:
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
thank you, and cheers for the fav aswell :)
nicocohayek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great capture. good job :)
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
cheers ;)
ickle-mimi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Photographer
Stunning...I had to add it to my favourites.
All the different levels and silhouettes, the just looks so perfect.
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Thanks :)
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
that is a beautiful view. so breathtaking! very atmospheric shot. the fog looks amazing
Pederklev Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Woow... Love it! :+fav:
ATAPLATA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Whoa, what a capture! Beautiful :)
PictureElement Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006   Photographer
Absolutely wonderfull and unique moment. I love the silhouettes of the animals (I guess sheeps) the misty air and the long shadows of the trees. Absolutely unique atmopsphere. I'm interested in a lower view, maybe with the fog surrounding you...
Love it :+fav: :clap:
tangled-emotions Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
so this is what heaven looks like?

evilneedscandy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006   Photographer
This is just fantastic! I must favourite it; itís really gotten me quite excited! The fog, the shadows of the trees, everything looks amazing.
Northline Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Thats a terrific shot. The lightings great and makes for a really atmospheric capture...well done. I like the idea of the 3 images to get all the exposures right.. I must remember to try that sometime.
AmirNasher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Amasing picture, You are lucku and definitely NOT lasy to wake up early morning ;)
Ivan-Suta Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Student Photographer
so great scenery! great shto!
CaliburlessSoul Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Amazing shot(s), says you used a 20D to take the shot, how high res is that? Because there are some awesome smaller pictures in there if you crop certain things out, like the left side and the sheep in the foreground... nothing wrong the sheep, actually I rather like them. But like I was saying you could get a ton of images out of this... I fav'ed it.

Oh, is that a natural 6 point starburst the sun is doing or did you use a filter?
iamgoatman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Thank you.

I Normally shoot at max res so the original image could have been cropped down to a lot smaller sizes. This originally was a lot larger, with more sky and grass so i cropped it down to this version.

And yes, the sun star is natural :)
Da-FrEaKl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
stunning - that is simply amazing
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Submitted on
December 21, 2006
Image Size
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 21, 2006, 4:25:27 PM