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Nicholas Holshouser
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 413
06:28 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm lens, no filters

Post-processing Details:

Exposure bracketing to capture the high contrast scene - bright sky and dark valley below.
Still needed to pull down highlights and add shadows. Added +20 vibrance and +3 saturation. Adjusted white balance to 6,600.

Image Details:

The sky was perfect for a colorful sunrise and the added bonus was cold temperatures all to make for perfect conditions for a wonderful sun pillar. This one became visible about 5 minutes before this picture was taken and keep getting higher in the sky. It lasted until a few minutes after sunrise. I was able to shoot several large panoramas which really give a good perspective of the scale.