the morning after

Morning Light

Morning Light
Morning Light

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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Foggy Sunrise

After a busy and long day you arrive home late at night with little time or energy for processing an image and writing a quick photoblog post. So what do you do? I found myself in this very situation last night so I went to the ole "go-to file".  That's a file where I keep images that have been partially or completely processed. Some of those images will never see the light of day, while others simply wait in the queue for the right moment in time.

Today I've reached back to a foggy morning this past Summer. I remember that thunderstorms had blown through the area the previous afternoon, leaving enough moisture and humidity to create an overnight fog. As the fog burned away, it exposed a perfectly round and intense sun which signaled the beginning of a roasting hot day.

Foggy Sunrise
Foggy Sunrise

Enjoy the day, friends!

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