a21 March 2014

Just before storm

Daily photo - Just before storm

Today photo is one of my favorite ones taken recently because the light is pretty surreal and dramatic in it. It might even look artificial at first glance... but it's not. I took this image during sunset just before storm and heavy rain. Apart from a bit of warm light in the top corner of this image the scene was very dramatic, frightening with heavy dark clouds all around. Actually I had to evacuate soon after taking this photo in order to protect my gear.
Just before storm

Finally some EXIF info:
Technical details:
Camera: Sony NEX-6 (read my review here)
Lens: Sony E 10-18 f/4
Focal length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/20.0
Exposure time: 20 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: Cokin ND X variable density filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.3, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity

Where was this photo taken:

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