It just keeps going on and on. Yesterday was another spectacular autumn day in Connecticut. Same spots are just maintaining their leaves and giving a show that ranks right up there with some of the best leave peeping seasons in recent memory. Today’s image was shot yesterday, just after the sun had gone down past the hill to the west. It’s strictly lit by the afterglow of the gathering twilight. It was shot as a part of a nine shot sequence with the idea of playing with Adobe Photoshop CS5’s HDR Pro. Nine shots were done at .3 stop intervals, so it gave me everything from -1.3 to +1.3 off the camera’s metered exposure. Kind of minimal brackets for attempting any HDR. But, it does give me another option by doing it this way. If one exposure is just too good to pass up, I end up with a great start point to develop a straight image. That’s what we have today. I could have expanded the range a bit by changing the bracket from .3 stops per click to .5 stops per click. This option is available in the menus of a Nikon D300. So, it is possible to shoot a nine shot sequence that goes two up and two down. Today’s image has to be one of the straightest shots ever to appear on the gallery. To find out just how straight, hot the “read more”.Read more!
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