In 2009, I spent Christmas at the southern-most point of Africa: Cape Agulhas. I was eager to see another amazing sunset as I did so often being in Africa for a couple of months. However, there was a big layer of clouds covering the whole sky and I was pretty disappointed. That was when the idea for this shot struck me. There was this small strip just over the horizon where the Sun illuminated the clouds, restrained by the Atlantic ocean below and the thick layer of clouds above. I exposed for the sunlight and left everything else pitchblack to achieve this result.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/800 second, 44mm, f/8. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2 with finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Castle Mountain is located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, approximately half-way between Banff and Lake Louise. Visitors usually only pull over to take pictures of wild animals, so they were kind of distracted when they saw me kneeing in the middle of the road, aiming towards Castle Mountain. :-D
5 exposure HDR. Taken from the new walkway in Chapala, Mexico. I was in Mexico last week for a one week vacation. The weather was colder than normal and it rained several days, but those clouds made for wonderful sunsets. Enjoy all! Thanks for voting!!!
Nikon D300 with battery grip, 24mm Nikkor 2.8, Bogen Head, Giottos Tripod, Apple Macbook Pro, Adobe CS4, Photomatix Pro.
Taken at the Jungle Park in Tenerife while on holiday. Not an easy shot to get as it was from behind glass and this particular Leopard kept pacing around its enclosure. Not the best zoo for photographs.
Canon EOS 500D, Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM, Apple Aperture 3.