Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mashes Sands Sunsets

The following two photos were taken on Thursday and Saturday of this week at Mashes Sands. I almost always arrive at Mashes Sands as the sun rises; these two very different images were taken as the sun set.

For this first image, I bracketed (under-and-over) exposure in four photos. Four more photos at each exposure were taken with my hand held over the sun to minimize lens flare. Using photoshop, it took about 20 minutes to combine all eight photos into this reasonably realistic image that is close to what I saw on this glorious evening.

These 'summer' clouds rising over the Gulf were amazing ... the deep blue sky was augmented with a polarizer filter on the camera lens.

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1 comment:

  1. That 'manually made HDR' is a beauty... well done. Love that sand. The anvil cloud is spectacular too. That Mashes Sands is a special place! Thanks for turning me onto it. d