Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fire over the meadow

This is a filter-aided attempt at capturing a dramatic sunset. The sky just wasn’t happening the way I anticipated, so I pulled out the 2-stop graduated tobacco filter and played around with it.

It livened up the sky considerably, turning a fairly blah photo into a better photo (picture without the filter is shown below). Every camera kit should include some filters - a circular polarizer, an 81b warming filter, a 2-stop graduated neutral density filter and the 2-stop graduated tobacco are a good start. Just sayin.'

Ah well. At least I was able to get a couple of moon pics out of the trip (see the posts from the last two days).

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2008 James Jordan.

6 comments:

Wanda said...

Very beautiful.... I love it.

Steve said...

Almost as if you're approaching a cliff looking down into the sky. Very nice...

Yen said...

WOW! Such beauty!~

*Angelia* said...

really pretty! =)

The Social Frog said...

Beautiful!

Frances said...

So professional - All I do is point and shot.
Thanks for sharing.