This was another shot from the other day at Sunset. I really wanted to bring out the amazing colors of the sunset and shooting directly at the sun was hard to get a good exposure especially with the standard canon kit lens I was getting a fair bit of lens flare (Cant wait till I my Sigma 10 -20 mm lens). So I bracketed 3 different exposures all 2 stops apart. I used a cokin ND grad filter to try to keep some of the color in the fore ground.
I really liked the contrasting colors in this shot and the tree made a nice Silhouette

I then used Photomatrix pro to convert the 3 images into a HDR . Final curves and sat were done in PhotoShop.


  • Scott Ruhs
    Scott Ruhsalmost 7 years ago


  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 7 years ago

    Splendid~! I am not a ‘photographer’ so all that talk of filters and HDR etc doesnt mean much to me but I do appreciate the work that has gone into producing this image~! You are very talented and have done an excellent job on this~! Love the contrasts and the silhoutte of the tree..When I look at first inclination was the tree was burnt in a forest fire and the wind was blowing through it and creating the darker clouds that you see near the ash been blown off the it~!

  • Luuezz
    Luuezzalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent work, a good one well done

  • S T
    S Talmost 7 years ago

    great capture

  • Davies
    Daviesalmost 7 years ago

    This is just fantastic Kirk, you certainly put a lot of effort into your photography and it is starting to pay off so keep up the good work.It is certainly a credit to you.

  • Rick Lawler
    Rick Lawleralmost 7 years ago

    Wow, excellent sunset. Sunsets are so common it’s hard to find one that stands out, and this one certainly elevates the subject.

  • EOS20
    EOS20almost 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleealmost 7 years ago

    stunning end result!

  • dogbreath
    dogbreathalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful!! Love the colors!

  • Chris  Willis
    Chris Willisalmost 7 years ago

    This is absolutely fabulous work. Congratulations Kirk. The colours and the tree make such a statement.

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