Here’s one more image from the Eastern Plains of Colorado. This was an image taken just prior to my Eastern Plains image last week just as the sun was coming up over the horizon. The storm clouds were in full force and the light from the sunrise lit up the sky with spectacular orange tones against the blue hour sky. If you drive out this way during the day, it’s just farmland, but in the mornings and evenings the big beautiful sky just seems to come alive. I call it morning suspense. You know with the clouds in the sky the sun will do spectacular things in the sky and you wait in anticipation to see what happens. It’s better than any movie I know and each time you watch it the plot changes. I can’t wait for the next episode when I can get out on the plains again.
- I used a Reverse Neutral Density(ND) filter to balance the brightness on the horizon where the sun was coming up. A reverse ND filter is dark in the middle and gets gradually lighter up and down from center. This allows the image to be balanced so you can capture the photo in a single exposure.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray Daryl Benson 4×6″ Reverse Neutral Density Graduated Filter (3-stop)
- Filter Holder: LEE¤Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4×4″, 4×6″ Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring)
- Adapter Ring: LEE¤Filters Adapter Ring – 82mm – for Wide Angle Lenses
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 16 mm
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 0.6 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4