Dawn Over The Rolling Hills

Returning to Sharpsburg, Maryland for this dawn photo shot at the Antietam National Battlefield Park.

I have been relying heavy on the dawn shots because they are extremely rare for me. I’m more of an evening photographer versus a morning one. If I have a choice of sleeping in or going out for a sunrise shoot I can guarantee sleeping will win. So it’s a bit of a treat for me to edit these.

This is a HDR photo but I went for a dreamy effect. It just felt better that way. Normally I am all about crisp edges and cranking sharpness to 11 but this time I left things slightly hazy. It gives the photo that touch of waking up where you still aren’t sure if you are still in a dream. I did a bit of masking to punch the sky colors a bit and I dodged the grass to bring out more of it to give you some idea of the ground rolling.


Dawn Over The Hills

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  1. I like your photo of the coming of Dawn over the Hills in Sharpsburg, Maryland. That is a beautiful dawn sky! The Antietam Battlefield National Park is a sad reminder of the fierce fighting in the Civil War. I read that they light somewhere around 2300 candles to commemorate the men that lost their lives in the battle in December. I enjoyed all the photos this week and have kept most for my collection.

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