In today’s post we have the magical lighting of an overcast morning sky, which always amazes me since you never quite know what you’re going to end up with. Mix in a little atmospheric haze and it gets even more mysterious. It’s one of the reasons I love to be out on mornings after a storm or dramatic change in temperature. The interplay between the lighting and moisture in the air often produces surprising results.
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Thunderstorms had rolled through the night before this image was taken and I had hoped to catch a bit of fog lifting. As it turned out, it was already hot and sticky with temperatures in the mid 80s (F) before 8:00 am. The overcast sky would soon burn away and send us to a roasting 100 degree day.
This was a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) that produced a fairly decent HDR image but I had also played around with the -2 exposure in Lightroom, so I decided to go with that one after using the “Auto Tone” preset under “Lightroom General Presets”, that ships with the product. It was a good jumping-off point and a few additional adjustments later this one was finished.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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