Ruahine Sunrise

Sunrise over southern Hawkes Bay. The early morning sun melts away the low lying mists in the valley below the Ruahine mountain range. Viewed from the crests of the Ruahines.
Nikon D90, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO 200, 50mm, f/16, 1-6 seconds exposures, aperture priority mode, manual focus, cable shutter release, CPL lens filter
Import sharpened, colour and light adjusted in Capture NX2, 2 exposures blended in Photomatix Pro for highlight and shadow details

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