Landscape of Many Colors

Landscape of Many Colors

This is photo is from my really early times learning HDR photography, so in other words, I had no idea what I was doing as far as correct camera settings. I just saw a nice sunset so I shot it. The only thing I did know was that I was using autobracketing. After originally looking at the photo I didn't think it was very good, because it had too much noise and it was too dark at the bottom of the photo. Lo and behold a year and a half after taking this photo I go back and re-edit it using editing skills that I have learned over that time and it actually turned into a really nice photo. There is still a little noise because the ISO was too high for shooting HDR, but I think it adds to it a little bit and even with the noise this is a very smooth photo as far as color transition from the green at the bottom to the vibrant blue at the top. I was able to bring out the colors and now I love this photo. All of my first successful HDR photos are very special to me because I wanted so badly to create something beautiful so that I could share what I was seeing with others.

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