Sunsets produced by tropical storms and hurricanes are paradoxically serene.  This sunset, photographed in Winter Garden just outside of Orlando, came as Tropical Storm Andrea made her way over to the Carolinas last week.

How it is was Made
This is a six-exposure HDR created with photomatix pro. The blended image was then processed through in photoshop with the original images for tonal adjustment and color correction.

Noise reduction was done with Topaz Denoise and minor touch up and cropping was done with Lightroom.

Canon 5DMKII Canon 17-40 F/4L at f/16 ISO 100.


I am not sure which of the two alligator photos I prefer.  I love the intense concentration on the face of this alligator here.

I almost did not post this as I felt there was quite a bit of cross over between the two images in terms of subject and mood.  That said, I like this image the more I look at it.