White Mill Bridge - Dorset

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Had a lovely break in Dorset in November and decided to head out to a tree lined road for sunrise on a cold frosty morning.

The location really needs some mist across the scene to pick up the first light and it was clear there would be none that day.

Luckily I had left myself plenty of time to get to another location - the conditions looked like anything near water would give some mist so I headed over to White Mill bridge.

As I drove along the road I could see mist formed in the valley bottom and felt that usual excitement that I expect most landscape photographers feel in the pit of their stomachs at such a sight :)

It was a bit of a dash from the car park as the light was already kicking off - 3 other photographers had arrived before me so I just made the best of it without getting in their way.

They seemed to favour shots looking more directly at the bridge but I really liked the frosty grass - even though the bridge and mist was lovely the grass was the star attraction for me.

Winter Begins
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Beautiful conditions and a lovely image, but I can't help feeling it's a little unbalanced. It feels like there should be a bit more breathing space on the right side to get that tree closer to a third, and there is a slightly distracting tree in the top left which I'd crop. It is a beautiful shot though (y)
 
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Beautiful conditions and a lovely image, but I can't help feeling it's a little unbalanced. It feels like there should be a bit more breathing space on the right side to get that tree closer to a third, and there is a slightly distracting tree in the top left which I'd crop. It is a beautiful shot though (y)
Thanks - cropping the tree top left is a good call - it does draw the eye a bit.

Not overly worried about the tree on a third as it is there to stop the eye wandering out of the image rather than as a dominant part of the image. All that sits further to the right is a muddy bank as well :(

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