#44/365 After The Sun Was Gone

I went to a Astronomy Summer class with my kids and just brought my fast 85mm f/1.2 portrait lens. After the Sun went down, the light went from good to awesome and I wanted to do a wide-angle shot of that church so I shot around 20 frames and stitched it together using the awesome Photoshop CS5 "Photo-Merge" option. I was obviously shooting in manual mode and didn't realize that my shutter speed went pretty slow at 1/25 so a few of the frames were blurry but I got enough together to create the final image.

#44/365 After The Sun was gone

#14/365: Reflecting the Moment

This is the same lake as seen in #13/365 but at totally different lighting conditions and in the early morning.

In order to get enough light on the foreground without blowing out the quite bright overcast sky, I shot 3 bracketed exposures at f/22, ISO50 which gave me fairly long shutter-speeds to smoothen the water. I've used the HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CS5 this time to tone-map the HDR. The main reason I chose PS over Photomatix was the much better ghosting removal feature which I need for the leafs.

#14/365 Reflecting The Moment