The Curve Before Dawn

The Curve Before Dawn
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The Curve Before Dawn 2011-1-30 Landscapes
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Definitely one of my favorite locations - The Curve of Kurdjali Dam in Eastern Rhodope Mountain, Bulgaria. This was shot in one of the coldest days of last Winter. We drove for 2 and a half hours in the chilly night to arrive there on time before the magic hour. I hoped for a nice alpine glow on snowy peaks but apparently there was no snow where I needed it. Will be hunting for that alpine glow next Winter too! Shot this about 15 minutes before dawn and the pink glow in the sky lasted no more than few minutes. I made another shot after sunrise but this was my choice for the gallery. I like the whole moody atmosphere of it. Check out other images of the same location: Kurdjali Dam Starscape, The Curve Moonlit, The Curve

Exposed on Fujichrome Provia 100F film with Mamiya RB67 medium format camera. I used a 3-top hard edge GND filter to balance the sky. Image is as close to the slide as possible. No alterations.