a19 December 2013

Dramatic clouds

View from Kasprowy Wierch
Click on the photo to view it in large size on black background.
Today I would like to share another HDR photo I took from Kasprowy Wierch in Polish Tatra Mountains. Most of the time I was there it was foggy (with visibility of just a few meters!) and raining but for about half an hour air was clear enough to let me take some landscape shots. And for even shorter period of time (something around just 2 or 3 minutes) there were some nice dramatic clouds just above the peaks.

As you can see I tried to compose this photo in such a way that both lift pillar (BTW this lift is used by skiers in winter) and one of the lakes were in the points of imaginary 3 x 3 grid. I almost managed to do this ;)

BTW I really recommend viewing this image in large as it looks so much better. To do that simply click on the image.

If you want to learn how to create such photos, read my free HDR tutorial eBook.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review here)
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure time: 1/80 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 200
Number of exposures: 3
E.V. Step: 2.0
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity

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