Wednesday Walk: Morning twilight in the forest of Fontainebleau

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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F3.5 | 1/25sec | ISO 500 | 20mm


Hello dear Steemians and photography enthusiast,

Today I want to share with you my wednesday walk that I did in the forest of Fontainebleau. One night we were staying at a parking deep inside the forest and I woke up quite early in the morning. The day before we were bouldering in a small sector called souris which was located around a hill. The view was quite nice up there and I though I could maybe get some good sunrise shots if I would get up quickly enough. So I got dressed, packed my camera and left my girlfriend in the van still sleeping tight.


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F6.3 | 8sec | ISO 3200 | 17mm


On the way I took out my tripod to take the above long exposure shot. I always feel a mystical atmosphere while in the forest at nighttime or twilight. I quickly walked up the hill over small boulders and under big overhanging ones. At the top I set up my tripod again. But I relazied that, although the sky had a nice purple and golden color, there were no clouds at all and the shots turned out rather boring.

Being a bit disappointed, I decided to take a different way back through the woods. First I used some small paths which led down hill but after a while the paths just disappeard and I suddenly stood in a big field of ferns. I felt more like in a jungle than a normal forest, because of the many dead trees lying around covered in moss.


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F6.3 | 1/13sec | ISO 500 | 10mm


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F3.5 | 1/30sec | ISO 500 | 12mm


After a while walking down the steep slope, I got to a ridge of the hill with several mossy boulder spread across. There wer less trees on the ridge and I realized that the sky lost its color form the sunrise and got brighter. Although it seemed to be the easiest way to walk, I did not follow the ridge because I knew it was leading in the wrong direction. Instead I went down the steep slope to my left looking for a way between the ferns.


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F4.5 | 1/25sec | ISO 500 | 10mm


After a few meters further the ground was level again and the fern gave way to a ground covered either in leaves and old wood or thick green moss. Here I took several detail shots of a dead tree with a lot of moss on it (first photo in this post) and of a birch trunk with some pine cones.


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F4 | 1/25sec | ISO 500 | 20mm


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F3.5 | 1/50sec | ISO 320 | 20mm


After that I decided its time to head back to the van, but turning around a lot while taking photos, I wasn't quite sure about the right direction I had to walk to. So instead of aiming right at the parking, I decided to better be safe and head out a little more to the right so I would definietly land on the big forest way that I took initially. On my way I found this little oak sprout with read leaves, which looked really beautiful. Also on a dead branch hanging from above, there were many different lichen growing. So I stopped to shoot some pictures always with the direction in mind I had to go.


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F3.5 | 1/50sec | ISO 500 | 20mm


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F4.5 | 1/20sec | ISO 500 | 20mm


After just a bit more walking, I reached the big forest way and was really suprised to see, that I was just standing about 100m away from the parking. So I must have been walking not as a straight line as I though. If I would have decided to walk in a stright line to where I though the parking would be I would probably have missed it and my walk would have been quite a bit longer :)


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Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM | F8 | 1/25sec | ISO 500 | 10mm


Hope you enjoyed my entry for the wednesday walk,
if you did please let me know in the comments :)

Have a good week and see you next wednesday!
Constantin


Equipment used: | Canon EOS 50D | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM |

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Cool shots. Your greens are looking dope.

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Thanks a lot!
I had big troubles with the greens while editing for a longer time.
Therfore I appreciate your comment all the more!

The sky with no clouds may not have given you the colors you were hoping for but in a way I am glad as I love all these shots there is just something magical about the color of the greens in a forest I think

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)

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Yes, actually I was way more satisfied with the walk turning out this way.
I really enjoyed shooting and editing of the photos and the walk was more of an advature :D

Especially in the morning the colors in the forest are just amazing.
They always create a special atmosphere.
Thanks for your comment & have a great second half of the week!

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Sometimes when our plans change from what we had initially hoped for it ends up even better that what we were hoping :)

You to enjoy he rest of the week

Boring or not, it still is beautiful to behold sunrise and witnessing everything waking up with the sun. Lovely walk!

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That is very true!
Actually I just sat there on top of the hill and ejoyed the scenery.
Being up really early in the morning is something I experience rarely but like quite a lot!

Thanks for stopping by and leaveing a comment,
have a nice day!

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