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Sycamores and Dusk Sky

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 5 December 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

Wednesday evening I drove out into the countryside and made some images. Along the way I spotted these two Sycamores at near peak color but did not stop to photograph them. I went back out yesterday evening and got lucky. About 5 minutes after sunset, this beautiful cloud drifted over the trees and caught the warm light of the sun's bending rays. I considered this an amazing gift! BTW - my new blog That's Exactly NOT How It Looked To My Eyes is out where I discuss my processing philosophy. It was a result of an image of a moonrise over Half Dome that I posted earlier this week, which was repeatedly questioned by a reader who had thought that I faked the moon. I show the progression from RAW to finished file and explain my thoughts along the way. I do not move elements in my scene but I do work extensively with the RAW file's tonality and color.

Sycamores and Dusk Sky, Diablo Hills, San Benito County, California

Sony RX100 IV, 37mm, f/4, 1/60th, ISO 200, processed in Capture One Pro 9

SONY DSC-RX100M4 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 200 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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