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Long time no post over here - I've been doing more critters than 'scapes lately.
This was from an off trail location in Valley Of Fire State Park. This actually took about a week to happen - I was plagued with clear blue skies every day.
This was taken on my very last morning - I had to head home right after this was captured, so I was pretty excited to see some clouds in the sky as early twilight turned to dawn. I was hoping to get some light on the clouds, but this was actually much cooler than I had expected. Lots of just dumb luck involved, but hey, I'll take it.
Tech stuff - This was a focused bracketed image (only 4 images) - even at 17~18mm there just wasn't enough DOF to pull it off. I also had to exposure bracket and blend just a bit, but it wasn't too severe (the D800 really has some serious dynamic range).
Let me know what you think
New image with more contrast
Edited on May 05, 2014 at 11:54 PM · View previous versions