Went back to Tower Hill on Wed (8/14/2013) to try to get some sunset pictures. Last time I went sunset was just a little past closing time so I didn’t get any sunset photos. It was very breezy and it was tough taking pictures of the flowers since they were moving all over the place but surprisingly I got some good pictures. Lately I have been taking pictures of groups of flowers from up close. Here is my first attempt of the day.
The only other flower picture I took.
Then a picture of kale.
The reason I came today was for the sunset so I did some practicing. There were clouds so I had high hopes that I might get a good sunset!
Back to the vegetable garden. It was getting close to sunset and I am facing east here but sometimes you get some nice shots looking away from where the sun is setting. I can’t figure out which picture I like best so I’ll post them both.
I wish I could have got both the shed and the bench in the same picture!
Then it was off to see if I good find a good sunset photo. After scouting around earlier I thought the only good place to shoot was at the entrance so off I went to the entrance. Here is one of my first shots. Like the previous two garden shots this is processed in NIK HDR Pro 2.
I took a LOT of shots of the sunset. Here is a slideshow. It actually looks better if you hit the forward arrow rather then play since play takes to long to change pictures.
I have a folder of this days shoot that is over 8GB! A lot of that is that each of my sunset photos is actually 4 photos. One is the HDR processed picture and then the 3 photos that I took in a bracket (0ev, -1ev, and 1ev).
Still reading Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long and he uses the trick of setting white balance by using a rock also!
That’s all for today.