I drive down this stretch of road everyday, always hoping for a nice sunrise or sunset sky to add drama and contrast to this marshy area.  I caught this sky a few months ago on the way home from work, and pulled over to grab a few shots.  It’s a little dicey sometimes stopping here with cars whizzing by in both directions, but I used my car as a shield and got the shot I wanted.  Because of the bright sky and the dark areas of the marsh, I ended up blending two images in PS as the HDRs I tried just didn’t seem to work.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 1/800 second


  1. Posted April 17, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Wow, what a cool shot here Steven, I love the low POV! Beautiful colors too!

  2. Posted April 17, 2012 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Love the clouds and sky Steven but the heavy vignette really sets a unique mood. Nice!

  3. Rich McPeek
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Sweet shot Steven! Love the colors in the sky and clouds!

  4. Posted April 17, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    This is really great, Steven! What a sky! Great comp as well.

  5. Posted April 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    The blend worked! I like the composition and what a beautiful sky

  6. CLH
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I really love this. There’s something prehistoric about it. Like a giant t-rex stepped here…
    And a great play with perspective…they could be giant tree trunks or tiny branches. Thanks.

  7. Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Great shot Steven. Love the drama in the sky.

  8. Posted April 18, 2012 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Very nice shot

  9. leadinlines
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    This image has tones of atmosphere because of the sky and comp. Nice job.

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