Posts tagged “sunray

Afternoon Desert Panorama, Big Bend National Park

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeltuuk/5887974744/

Desert Panorama, Big Bend National Park 45mm, f/22, 1/180s, ISO 100

This shot was cropped from a 19-shot panorama in the desert of Big Bend National Park.  It was taken late in the afternoon — horrible light — but I still like the view and the subtle rays from the sun shining from behind the clouds.  A neutral density filter would have been handy to balance out the exposure of land an sky but I don’t one so I picked the exposure I liked best.  HDR would have been an option but I’ve never been happy with my HDR pano attempts.

Processing consisted of the pano merge in Photoshop, 3 curves layers (and associated masks), exposure tweaks in a few spots, and noise reduction in the sky areas.

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