I wanted to just give a quick tip on shooting directly in to the sun. To get this image I used three exposures bracketed 2 stops appart, this was going to be an HDR image due to the problems associated with the high dynamic range of the composition.
Now I have used many of the top end programs to produce HDR images but having just upgraded to Lightroom CC I gave the HDR setting a blast. I have to report that the results are pretty dam good. I say good because the image is still natural straight out of the bag. Not only this but it’s still possible to do further edditing if you wish. The file produced still remains a RAW file and not a Tiff, therefore we still retain the ability to use the white balance preasets and picture style settings. If you haven’t tried Lightroom CC or Photoshop CC they come as a package together and at only around £9 a month this is an absolute bargain. I can’t recommend it enough.
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Hi and glad you came across my site and me. I'm a passionate Landscape photograpaher from York, North Yorkshire, England. I started to seriously photograph landscape images in 2010 after giving up my lifelong passion for course fishing. It was quite a natural progression for me having spent most of my young and adult life chasing that red letter day of bagging up a net full of fish while spending a day in natural beautiful surroundings, been on the bank of a lake or river from dawn to dusk and witnessing some incredible sunrises and sunsets along the way. After a bitter divorce in 2010, my whole life changed and what once was changed. My passion for fishing had gone. My passion for the great outdoors though still remained and photography had always been my second hobby. I decided to mix the two together as a distraction from the past and over the last few years its changed my perception of life. I still end up seeing the sunrise and sunset I loved to witness on the bank, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors but it takes me further afield to explore new avenues, venture to new highs, see new places, share new visions and ultimately get that cracking shot. Its addictive fun and a pleasure to do. I hope you enjoy get something from what I share and I look forward to bringing more of my visions and techniques. Drop me a line any time. Mark