Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Week 10, Day 68, July 7, 2009 "Sunset Clouds"

One of the really cool things about all the rain we have been getting the last couple of weeks is the clouds have been amazing. As they roll through they take on various shapes and colors. Near sunrise and sunset the red colors of the sun reflect off of the bottom of the clouds.

This one almost looks like smoke from a fire. I hope that you enjoy.

Lessons Learned:
  • Today I was playing with an hdr plug-in for gimp. Gimp is a open source Photoshoplike program. The hdr plug-in inputs 3 images of various exposures and outputs a single image. One of the places that this is useful is when there is a light sky, and a dark landscape. With this it is possible to create an image where the sky isn't to bright, and the landscape isn't to dark. I'm in the early stages of playing with this. I hope to use a photo after processing in the future on this blog.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/8 sec, Aperture f/14.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 180mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.

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