After attending Artie's (Arthur Morris) workshop last weekend, I have been waiting for a opportune time to put some of his techniques to use. Seeing a beautiful sunset as I left work on Friday, left me a little disappointed as there wasn't enough time to run home and grab my camera.
Luckily the weather today, was just as good, lots of clouds, and relatively warm weather, the makings of a dramatic sunset.
I drove up to Eastwood Lake on the East side of Dayton to stand alongside other photographers who had the same intentions.
Sunsets and sunrise are high contrast situations requiring constant re-metering to evaluate exposure compensation. This was a good opportunity to try the "exposing to the right", and HDR techniques.
All were shot as RAW with EOS 1D Mark III, EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM on Feisol 3402-CN tripod with 488-RC4 Ball Head. Camera was set on 2 second delay with mirror lock-up. Digitally developed in Adobe Lightroom 2 & Photoshop CS4 Extended.
I know there are a few dust spots on these images - my lenses need cleaning
© Shri Chandrasekharan Photography