Cactii Storm, Death Valley National Park, CA #landscapephotography
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This image is a good reminder that you have always more to learn...even from your students. We try to teach our student how to make most of the light conditions at a given location and at time we make selecting the shooting location an interactive process. One of students suggested that we should shoot those lovely pink cactii that we passed along the way....Having been to Death Valley several time before I never shot at this location but we decided to give it a go. Now..this location is regular stop on our workshops in Death Valley.How was this photos created?
This is a single exposure shot with a soft 0.6 GND filter to control the light in the sky. Even with a GND filters it was necessary to process the RAW image twice and blend it together using our iHDR Manual blending workflow. Why? Because the sky was over slightly over exposed.
The light you see on the cactus was some of the last light falling on the foreground. This allowed the Cactus to stand out from the dark background.
Exposure: 1/3s@F16, ISO 100
Focal Length: 17mm
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