Sunset

Another Time to Reflect

Another Time to Reflect

The sun sets, the sun rises, seasons change and time goes on.  Even in nature, there is time for reflection.

I photographed this sunset back in the fall.  There were two days of very still waters where the sky perfectly reflected on the lake.  I remember seeing the sky turn red and rushing to get to the lake to photograph this.

Serenity

Serenity

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.

On Deck

On Deck

F-8K Crusader and F-14A Tomcat on the deck of the USS Yorktown at sunset.   I was done shooting for the evening when the sky turned quickly from a dull grey to this amazing cotton candy blue and pink.  I had to work quickly to get this shot knowing I only had a few minutes before I lost the sky completely.

That’s just how it is sometimes: you’re working slow and methodically and the next thing you know you’re running around at breakneck speeds reshooting shot after shot that you just completed because God hands you a beautiful gift of a sky.

Overlooking the Surreal

A different interpretation of a sunset from Lake Apopka.  The image was a broken into three components: the sky, the walkway, and the dock.  Each was then edited in a separate group then the resultant layers were merged and desaturated and sharpened.

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