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At the Edge of the Witches' Kitchen

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 10 October 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

This is another one of my favorite sunrise spots on my way to work...I call this spot the Witche's Kitchen because when it rises , the sun almost always has a misty layer of fog to shine through in this little valley.

NIKON D800 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a real 5-star beauty and sits well with your recent 'From The Mist' Spotlight shot.

10 Oct 2014 5:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie - Thank you so very much. I can't tell you how many times I have tried to get the "right frame" on this's one of those which look great when approaching but defy decent shots...The Witches must have been in a generous mood :-) Thanks again and, again, I am really sorry for missing you two so many times <3 dj

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Gorgeous photo, Denny.

10 Oct 2014 5:55am

@ursulakatariina: Hi Ursulkatariina! Thank you very much. AS I noted to Ronnie - I am so sorry for missing YOUR images so many times.....I plan to do some reviewing the weekend .I really appreciate your kindness and kind visits ..cheers and hugs <3 Denny

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Wonderful !

10 Oct 2014 7:16am

mary from zanjan, Iran


10 Oct 2014 7:47am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! magnificent shot

10 Oct 2014 8:12am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Enchanting, misty light. A romantic scene.

10 Oct 2014 9:17am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Unbelievable for me this super shot!

10 Oct 2014 9:38am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is beautiful!

10 Oct 2014 12:25pm

peggy n from woodland, United States

Hi little brother, This is another stunner (or is it "sunner"??) (We definitely are related with these goofy plays on words.) Anyway, just remember: one good thing about your job is that you are up early and can see these glorious sunrises and you have the eye to take a shot of it. It must calm you down a little bit. I feel the calmness from here. Love to you ---- don't worry about responding to this. I know you must be so busy at work and I want you to get rid of any stress that you can. love to you again. Barbara too.

10 Oct 2014 2:40pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Sublime lumière.

10 Oct 2014 3:53pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

Wonderful mood. Tones are perfect.

10 Oct 2014 6:04pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot. Superb.

10 Oct 2014 6:44pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


10 Oct 2014 6:45pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Sublime atmosphere!

10 Oct 2014 7:11pm

estel from bastia, France


10 Oct 2014 7:44pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Really beautiful, Denny!

10 Oct 2014 8:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is another jewel in the crown, so to speak, of your recent early morning images, sir !!! it leaves me speechless !!!

10 Oct 2014 8:55pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Amazing light - nice scene.

10 Oct 2014 10:52pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An outstanding shot Denny! Definitely a spotlight contender! Well done! ;-)

10 Oct 2014 10:53pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant light with the strong beams shining through the trees! looks like you have some great scenery on the way to work!

11 Oct 2014 6:29am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


11 Oct 2014 8:51am

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

great atmosphere ...!

11 Oct 2014 9:14am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderfully inspired, what a light & a delight !

13 Oct 2014 6:05am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Oh, I missed this one ! It's a real beauty, and I know how it's easy to fail the capture of such genre of scenes.

15 Oct 2014 5:37am

Tamara Tantrum from Southwest Florida, United States

Marvelous light!

17 Oct 2014 3:23pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Scenic Photography by Gemma Wiseman

landscapes by Franz

1/320 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)