Sunset At The Lake
This photo was taken at Big Sandy Lake in northern Minnesota. The water was fairly calm that evening at provided a great reflection on the water. The overall scene from where I was shooting wasn’t very interesting, however, but I remembered the suggestion from one of the books I had just read that getting down low can create a more interesting scene and the result was this shot of the sunset between the blades of grass along the lake.
Great Photo I Didn’t Take
Trey Ratcliff posted this photo on his blog yesterday. The photo is an excellent example of HDR photography and how it can be used to make a great sunset photograph with the elements of the foreground properly exposed. Trey consistently posts excellent photos on his website so I recommend checking it out regularly.
Sunset Over The Caribbean
This photo was taken a couple years ago, before I had heard of HDR. We were out in the middle of the ocean at the time and like often happens in the Caribbean, there was an amazing sunset. The clouds in the sky looked like they were on fire.
Welcome to my new blog! Inspired by photographers like Trey Ratcliff and Lisa Bettany I have decided to start a blog to share my photos, one new photo posted every day. Along with the photo will be a story about how I took the shot or an interesting story about where the photo was taken. Also, I’ll share my thoughts on photography, links to photos or articles by other photographers I find interesting, and various other surprises. Feel free to leave comments and please do check back often as there will be a new photo posted every day.
Today’s Photo – Sunset In Siena
This photo was taken last August in Siena, Italy. The church on the right hand side is Basilica of San Domenico. While exploring the city earlier in the day, I had passed what I knew was going to be a great location to get a sunset photo from and as the sun got lower in the sky it became clear that the sunset that night was going to be a good one. I hurried back to the location I had passed earlier (without getting lost, which can be a small miracle in many Italian towns where the roads can be quite confusing) and was rewarded with this shot. I originally planned to make an HDR image out of the three exposures I had taken but once I loaded the files onto the computer for editing, I saw that this was a great photo to make into a silhouette.
Tags: Italy, Siena, Sunset