The first rays of the Sun cast a golden glow over the Duluth Ship Canal's north pier on the morning of Thursday, April 29, 2010. I only had about five minutes to get this shot and a few others like it -- a glorious morning on the North Shore of Lake Superior! This picture did not require significant color work -- it really was a wonderful sunrise.
9-shot bracketing, 6-frame panorama, totaling 54 exposures. Combined in Photomatix and then merged in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Final color corrections in Adobe Lightroom 3 and sharpening and resizing in CS5 with the Kenko Polarizing filter.
Nikon D300s, AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED at 17mm and ISO 100. Velbon tripod, Manfrotto head.
The distance measured from Yehliu Stop at Jijin Highway to the end of the cape is about 2.4km. The rock landscape of Yehliu Geopark is one of most famous wonders in the world. The costal line is stretching in a direction vertical to the layer and the structure line; besides, the influences caused by wave attack, rock weathering, earth movement and crustal movement all contribute to the formation of such a rare and stunning geological landscape.
The Furka Pass (elevation 2436 meters) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps which I crossed over on my way home from Zermatt to Zurich. As I found out later, this pass has been the location for a chasing scene in James Bond - Goldfinger!
This image is a panoramic photo, stitched from 12 single frames using the program "Kolor Autopano". The sky has been replaced to make it look more dramatic and I used Nik Color Efex 3.0 to add some atmospheric warmth. Furthermore, I did some heavy repairing in Photoshop to get rid of the central roads, wires and other distracting elements. Finally, I added low opacity vignetting to focus the view to the center.
I took this shot yesterday at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. As there were only a few people, I could climb around the open-air enclosure a bit to look for the best shooting position. Although colour and focus are ok, it's the intensity of the eyes I like most about the picture.
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.