This is about 100kms north of Johannesburg in South Africa at a place called Hartbeespoort Dam.

The sunset started to pop before our very eyes and I had to grab a shot.

Being hugely interested in HDR, as a first attempt, I decided to run this through Photomatix.

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ISO 200, 24mm, f/5, 1/200 sec

Nikon D300s
PP in PS Elements
Single frame HDR in Photomatix Pro

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  • etienneUK
    etienneUKalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • That’s fantastic, thanks Etienne

    – Clive S

  • shandab3ar
    shandab3aralmost 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness!
    I can’t even begin to tell you how beautiful this is!
    I’m so impressed by the streams of light
    Great capture :)

  • Thanks for your kind comments Shandab3ar. It was amazing being there to experience it.

    – Clive S

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 5 years ago

    This capture would be extremely welcome in Fauna, Flora, Landscapes and Architecture of South Africa It is magnificent !!

  • Thanks so much Sandra for your kind comments. I will submit it.

    – Clive S

  • Paul Messenger
    Paul Messengeralmost 5 years ago

    lovely capture, love the light rays, well done.

  • Thanks Paul.

    – Clive S

  • Vickie Burt
    Vickie Burtalmost 5 years ago

    It came out really nicely Clive!

  • Thanks Vickie. I am quite please with my first hdr attempt :)

    – Clive S

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks very much Kerry

    – Clive S

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Sandra. Very chuffed!!

    – Clive S

  • Vickie Burt
    Vickie Burtalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats Clive! A great first attempt!!

  • Thanks Vickie. Really pleased. Congrats on yours as well.

    – Clive S

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, love the rays :-)

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment.

    – Clive S

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago


  • That’s very kind of you Svetlana. Thanks for dropping by.

    – Clive S

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