It’s been a while since I did a photo post. I think this photo deserved it. (You can click the photo to see it a bit bigger in case you didn’t notice the little magnifying glass.) This is the first posed Sharka photo since getting the turbo installed and running. And what an evening. The orange sky is real. It opened up just after this photo and rained for a little over an hour.
Dinner even had to wait till I was done shooting. Steak. Really good steak.
Technical details: this is a 6 exposure, handheld HDR composite. 5 shots for the HDR. One exposure gave me the little lightning bolt. Composited in Photoshop, then tone mapped in Photomatix, then brought back into Photoshop to add contrast and bring the colors back to reality. I used a separate single photo for color quality control. That’s the hard part of HDR photography. It’s really easy to create crap. It’s a bit harder to create reality with enhanced dynamic range.