The take-off by steppeland

Sunrise over one of the little lakes at Diemer woods (Diemerbos) ~ a few ducks take-off to better waters…
Diemen, near Amsterdam SouthEast, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2013 Steppeland – All rights reserved

When I opened my eyes as I woke up this Sunday morning, first thing I saw was the pink-red colours of the sky in the east… I just new that this would be a perfect morning to go out and make some pics, and today, after a long time, was the first day I could make time free for it. But if I wanted to go, I had to decide and act quickly, since sunrise was already well on it’s way…
So I jumped out of bed, dressed in five minutes, grabbed my camera and a quickly prepared breakfast… Ten minutes later, I was on my bicycle, riding in fast speed, to the nearby nature area where I knew I could make great pics…

Was it worth the effort? – By the time I arrived, all the pink and red had disappeared. But I definitely enjoyed the ride, the exercise, and the moments of sheer de-Light…
And the result?… Up to you to judge ;)

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Technical details
HDR based on 1 single photo, edited in 3 different exposure values using Lightroom 2.6, then used Dynamic Photo HDR program, and post edited in Photoshop 7.0

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 750 sec, f. 9,5 mm
focal length 24 mm , ISO 400
Date: Feb.3, 2013

Featured in:
1. The addicted photographer (Feb. 9, 2013)
2. DSLR users group (Feb. 9, 2013)
3. Amateur photographer’s association (Feb.10, 2013)
4. The power of photography (Feb. 11, 2013)
5. Peace, Love, Tranquility (Feb. 12, 2013)
6. Country Bumpkin (Feb. 24, 2013)
7. Country Roads and Country views (March 12, 2013)
8. Artists Universe (April 10, 2013)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

See more of my : HDR-images / Diemer Woods collection / Landscapes

You can now also search my portfolio using your own Tag words and/or tags listed in :
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

The take-off
by steppeland

The take-off
by steppeland

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 2 years ago


  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Lovely tones and stunning capture! x

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – steppeland

  • Bernhard Matejka
    Bernhard Matejkaabout 2 years ago

    wonderful work – like the colors and light!

  • Thanks so much, Bernhard – happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Karen Havenaar
    Karen Havenaarabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful, almost looks like a painting.

  • Thank you, Karen – yes, that light gave such a painterly feeling to the image… :)

    – steppeland

  • Kristen O'Brian
    Kristen O'Brianabout 2 years ago


  • That’s awesome! Thank you, Kristen, for the feature!

    – steppeland

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 2 years ago

    Many Congratulations Steppeland, your awesome work is featured in DSLR Users Group

    Just click the banner picture to take you to the features page.

    This Feature is richly deserved and I hope you enjoy a wonderful Weekend and that the week ahead is full of amazing artistic opportunities.

    Check out our other amazing artists and let them know what you think.

    All the best and may you all get many visits, favs and comments, tweets, votes, and hopefully SALES:-)
    Regards, Don. Host of DSLR Users Group

  • That’s fantastic, Don, thank you, you made my day! :)

    – steppeland

  • jchanders
    jchandersabout 2 years ago

    Great atmosphere. Love it too. Another fave for sure.

  • Wow, thanks, I’m honoured! :D

    – steppeland

  • peteton
    petetonabout 2 years ago

    Lovely warmth and tones

  • Thank you so much, peteton!

    – steppeland

  • micklyn
    micklynabout 2 years ago

    This is magnificent, steppeland, looks like a painting, the light is glorious!

  • Thanks a lot for the great compliment, micklyn, much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
    Your Hosts: CRose & Deb 02-10-13

  • Thank you, CRose, it’s a great honour! :)

    – steppeland

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