Daily Photo: Snell Isle Apartment HDR Twilight Sky

June 14, 2009 · Print This Article

I saw some great sunsets while living in Tokyo, but I always remembered there is nothing quite like a Florida sunset.  I give Aya full credit for me being able to make this image.  She said the sky must be beautiful this late evening, and she was correct.  

We both grabbed our cameras and leashed Kiki (more on who this is soon . . . ) and headed out onto our back patio area.  I started with a different composition than the one one pictured above, before finally settling on this one.  I had been wanting to try an HDR sunset as well.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  

KIT USED:  Nikon D300 with Tamron XR Di II 17-50mm f/2.8 lens mounted on a Velbon tripod

POST:  HDR made in Photomatix Pro, then edited in Aperture 2.0 and Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3 (the polarization filter is amazing)



2 Responses to “Daily Photo: Snell Isle Apartment HDR Twilight Sky”

  1. on June 18th, 2009 8:45 PM

    Beautiful, Jason. As I sit here watching the rain drip down the windows during rainy season, I have to say I’m pretty envious! Good to see that life in Florida is treating you well.


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks Chris. Yeah, I remember very well all the gray and rainy days in Tokyo, and how there is no summer usually…no summer because of rain and because it never stays light for very long. Even in Florida’s low latitude, it’s still light until almost 8:30pm here now.

    And of course it’s basically sunny every day, with sub-tropical thunderstorm patterns every now and then.


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