Friday, April 8, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, ISO 100, 2 exposure HDR @ f/16 & f/8
  With it being spring break here in Monroe County, TN I am able to go out in the morning and shoot some sunrises that I would normally miss due to driving kids to school.  This morning was an unknown dock in Vonore just before you reach Ft. Loudon State Park.
  The dock really intrigued me against the still water in this little cove.
  I was really disappointed early on because it was overcast and I thought I wouldn't see any color of the sunrise.  After a few minutes though, the clouds broke and the sun peaked through. This turned a normal reflection, which actually was very nice on it's own, into a special one. 
  I changed my position so that I could fit both the dock and sun in the scene at the same time and started firing away.
  I processed the HDR using the 30 day free trial of HDR Express. It was a wonderful change from my free downloaded HDR program.
  I originally tried a 5 image process but received an error and instead went with the shots at f/16 and f/8 which were at the opposite ends of the brackets.  Did a little cleaning up in Gimp and Picasa and viola.

1 comment:

  1. Simply stunning. Love the reflections and the sun breaking through the trees is perfect for the shot.