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on May 5, 2009 in Landscape Photography


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Holly crap, what a morning! On our scouting we found this way cool out of the way fishing hub that just oozes great images. Well we arrived this morning just as the thunderheads were breaking and great light was warming up. Looking to the east, I was lucky to be in the right place as the sun burned through. It was a great scene that there was no way could be captured with a single click. This is a 9 image HDR image and I’m quite happy the way the feel of the sun burning through comes through in the image.

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Shooting beside my good friend Tom, we turned to see this killer light on this boat I expected to sink any moment. The light from the shadow side of the boat to the blue holes in the sky was 8stops, HDR again. This time just a 5 image set to bring in all the detail in the scene.

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Here’s the shot of the morning for me. I’d seen this on our scouting but didn’t have the time or light to explore it. When I saw the clouds disappearing, I buzzed over to see if my mind’s eye could be matched up with reality. I got in place just in the nick of time. Again, HDR had to be used to capture the range of light. This is a 8 image set. Then I simply went into Silver Efex Pro to finish it. It was just a great morning, one that rewards you for getting up so bloodly early!

Photos captured by D3, 24-70AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film