108 Photos - Oct 5, 2011
Photo: Atlanta botanical garden: blue, green and headless. HDR by Alex Koloskov, learn more at www.RealisticHDRbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova. More about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: www.koloskov.comAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: 5 exposure HDR, 10Ev DR. HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: www.koloskov.comAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: Sequoias.. they live for thousand years

Today first time in my life I've seen giant sequoias... Through fisheye:-)
Unfortunately this visit to California was not planed and become really sad...Photo: Yosemite, CA. HDR by Alex Koloskov. www.realisticHDRbook.comPhoto: Dream house on a dream land
We were walking around at this beautiful subdivision when I saw this house. It is not big, but has such a beautiful land around. When I was taking this HDR, the owner came out and ask if I need any help... and I did not need any :-)

Enjoy and share:-)
P.S What is your dream house looks like?Photo: Time for love

I love spring! Hope this image I've snapped today will give you some of my feeling :-) Still tender sun, millions of flowers around and deep blue sky on top of everything.

Enjoy and share the feeling: this shot is for Ladies of G+!Photo: The Strawberry Farm

This is a place where we had fun few days ago.
3 RAW exposures HDR to capture that extra dynamic range from a fisheye lens. As you see, that was a shot against the sun.

We also tuned it a little to make less realistic in Nik ColorEfex filter.
Enjoy the sun!Photo: The roots by Alex Koloskov. Some old stuffPhoto: The Roots

Was digging archives and found this one from 2006, it catch my attention for some reason.
May be it will be a cool wallpaper?
Grab it if you want, this is 1920x1280px image.

P.S Share so others can grab it too :-)Photo: Giant Sequoias

That was the most unusual forest I've seen in Yosemite for me so far. Hope you'll get some of the atmosphere of the place: these giants live for thousand years, and I felt... strange when when surrounded by such old creatures.

This is 3 RAW exposures HDR, no tripod, slight tint in post to make it look unusual yet still realistic as a single shot. And yes, distortion is from Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens.

Enjoy:-)Photo: When it is cold

Another one from Yosemite park. It was always many photographers on this bridge, but I was lucky to catch only two of them (looks like it was a private workshop).

This is hand-held HDR using fisheye, 3 exposures assembled in Photomatix and finalized in Photoshop. As usual, we want to keep it look non-HDRish. However, it was not possible to get the whole scene dynamic range in one.. even in two shots. As any wide angle lenses, fisheye requires enormous (for current DSLRs) dynamic range.
Enjoy:-)Photo: The Giant Tree

Funny thing can be done with fisheye lens. Sit under the tree, aim camera up and what use to be a just a regular tree becomes something huge and covers half of the sky.
This is 3 exposures HDR, as there is no camera can capture anything as dark as tree when shooting against the bright sky.

Now tell me: why don't you have a fisheye (lens) yet? :-))Photo: The beauty of Fuji Velvia 50 film

Found this old photo from 2003 and was thrilled by the color, dynamic range and tonality... What filter and process it this?
You probably will never guess: this was Fuji Velvia 50 film and Canon Elan 7E camera with kit lens. That was first Canon in my life which I bought on a first credit card in my life: just a year before we came to US and roller coaster just begun:-)
Captured this image on our first visit to Destin, when I've seen Gulf of Mexico for a first time. So many "first time things" in one shot...

Enjoy the ocean view:)))Photo: The beauty of Caribbean Sea

Another fisheye madness from me:-) This is Cancun. Our hotel room was facing the ocean, and I had the best sleep ever during that week: it was a windy side with strong waves, just few feet away from us, and we slept like a babies with sound machine.

Now, would you guess: is this an HDR (multiple exposures combined into a one), or just a single shot? The answer is simple, but anyway. I'll tell it later:)

Enjoy the ocean!

The Answer(s):
This is a single exposure, not an HDR. BTW, it is possible to have an HDR with waves, check this out: http://goo.gl/Sj5GS . This is a multiple exposure HDR with lot of motion going on.

The curvature distortion is what fisheye does. Not a Photoshop:-) Plus, earth is a sphere:))Photo: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia LaionovaAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia LaionovaAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia LaionovaAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR photography from Alex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia LaionovaAlex Koloskov and Genia larionova , learn more about our HDR techniques at: www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: This is 4 exposure multishot, assembled in photomatix and polished in Photoshop. Canon 14mm at f9.1, iso 100.

No special plugins or filters were used, manual adjustments in Photoshop and Photomatix.

If you are interested to learn what exactly we do, we have a e-book for you now at http://www.realistichdrbook.com :-)Photo: One of our early HDRs. It was little windy, and long exposure made some of the branches to have motion blur.
3 exposures, Canon 1DsMKIII

The bottom line: wind is not our fiend when it comes to HDR.Photo: This is virtually one of my first shots with canon 8-15mm F4.0L fisheye. You can notice how this lens "grabs" everything around, including unwanted pieces, which I did not get use to that time:-)
3 RAW exposures, 2Ev step, Photomatx 4 + Photoshop, with manual masking.

P.S If you have interesting and good looking shot done with multi-exposure processing (HDR), you can submit it here: http://goo.gl/1IsjP , and it may appear here: http://goo.gl/77ipv :-))Photo: This is brand-new, shown first time on G+ image. Today, while driving kids to school, I stopped for 5 minutes to make this shot.
It was around 8AM, very cold (for GA) morning, and fog just started to disappear.

I did 3+3 auto bracketing exposures, 2Ev step for each shot. +Genia Larionova has used 4 images to get this HDR done.
Photomatix + Photoshop. Canon 5DMk2 +24-70mm F2.8

You know where to find more about our HDR technique, right? > www.RealisticHDRBook.com

Enjoy:)Photo: 5 exposures HDR, photographed by Alex Koloskov, procssed by Genia Larionova. More about our HDR techniques in our e-nbook: www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: 5 exposures HDR, Photomatix only  More about our HDR techniques in our e-nbook: www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: One more from recent shots. Still enjoying my fisheye:-)

This is 6 RAW exposures, Photomatix + Photoshop. I'll post BTS (intermediate) images in a few minutes.Photo: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia Larionova: Photomatix + Photoshop. More about technique at www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: HDR by Alex Koloskov and Genia Larionova: Photomatix alone. More about technique at www.realistichdrbook.comPhoto: 5 Exposures HDR, Photomatix + Photoshop. Leran more at www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: 5 Exposures HDR. Photomatix, NO Photoshop. Leran more at www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: Fall in Georgia
This is a quick hand-held 4 exposure shot right on our front yard, snapped today when I got back home. Fall is the best time in Georgia for sure::-)

Photomatix + Photoshop.Photo: This is from today morning drive. Stopped for 5 minutes, sneaked over the fence and snapped about 100 photos :-)
No tripod, all handheld in continues shooting mode, auto bracketing, 3 + 3 to get desired 8 Ev DR.
Tomorrow I plan to get there with telephoto lens to shot those distance trees. They look awesome under low sun and fog. Today I had only fisheye.Photo: Today I've got my foggy landscapes with 70-200mm telephoto, they will be posted later.
This is one of the previous shots, done with Canon 8-15mm F4.0L fisheye.
4 hand-held RAW exposures (out from 6 which I did on auto bracketing in 2 burst sequences), assembled in Photomatix and finished in Photoshop CS5.

It was relatively tough to assemble this multi-shot to make it look realistic, as difference in brightness was huge, and Photomatix outcome was far from what we consider to be realistic.
Its a matter of keeping the balance between HDR tonemapped look and single-shoot (true realistic) look, and to find that tiny edge in between is not trivial task:-)Photo: This photo was taken today at 8:30AM, with 70-200mm F2.8L IS at 200mm.
Camera was set to auto bracketing and I've got 3 shots with 2Ev step.
However, this is a single image, as dynamic range of camera covered all zones of this scene.

P.S I was lucky to have that horse there, I even asked her to raise head, but she was hungry and were eating all the time I was there :-)Photo: 5 RAW Exposures, no tripod, ISO 200 and continues shooting. The place is just 30 feet away from a road:-)

may be due to a very wide DR (trees are completely dark on the normal exposed sky shot) , Photomatix had hard time keep sky blue: when de-ghosting was turned ON, sky become gray. With auto alignment ON (hand-held, remember?) but de-ghosting OFF result was better.
The rest work were done in photoshiop: contrast, saturation, etc.Photo: www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: www.RealisticHDRBook.comPhoto: Autumn in GA
This one from our today rtip to lake Lanier (north of Atlanta).
I still enjoying (I know, it might be annoying:-) Canon fisheye 8-15mm.

This is 5 exposures, hand-held HDR. 3 + 3 burst autobracketing sequences (2Ev step). First sequence was at 2Ev starting point, another -2EV. No Tripod - no need it as it was bight enough for a short shutter for all range.
 This explains 5 Exposures: -4, -2, 0 .. then +4, +2, 0. The DR of the scene was extremely wide, as it usually happens when shooting against sun with large shaded area in front.

 Canon 5D is the worst camera for HDR photographer:) I so much miss my 1DsMk III with it 7 shots with 18Ev total in auto bracketing range...Photo: I know right now 50 million G+ users are busy creating G+ pages, but I have something else for you guys:
This is another shot from last weekend trip to a nearest lake.
4 hand-held RAW exposures, selected from 6 AEB shots snapped at 4Fps. Total DR is 8EV: from 4EV to +4EV. 

Photomatix + Photoshop. As usually, +Genia Larionova selectively reduced saturation to make it look normal:)
Selectively here means on the ground: After the treatment, sky and leaves looks pretty much as I've seen them with naked eye, but the ground and swing become over-saturated.Photo: Our little world...
Shot from a front yard of our house. Canon 8-15mm at 8mm, pointed to sky.
3 hand-held Raw exposures, Photomatix+Photoshop.

+Thomas Hawk with his last post reminded me that I have few of those 180 degree shots as well:-)Photo: Somewhere in Atlanta 

5 hand held RAW exposures, Photomatix+Photoshop (you know here to find about technique :)

Like I said before: if there is nothing to shoot, just step out from your daily route and go lower. Here I had camera few inches from the ground. 15mm Canon fisheye, AEB 3+3 sequences to get desired 10 Ev dynamic range (from 5 selected).

If you are thinking why 10 Ev was needed, I can only say that it was pretty dark on the ground on that sunny day.Photo: Today was pretty cloudy but I managed to make few shots :-)
Hand-held, 5 RAW exposures. canon 8-15mm F4.0L fisheye lens.

Please do not tell that it is too distorted: normal image would not look even 10% as interesting as this one:-)
Photomatix + Photoshop.Photo: Mythical forest
We did this one to make it look slightly unrealistic, mythical.
6 RAW (hand-held) exposures, Photomatix+Photoshop.Photo: Swinging to the sky

Single or multiple exposures? Make a guess:-)
I'll promise you to tell this secret later: this is unusually treated image.Photo: Eventually we have settled down and started to enjoy our short retreat:-)
Great weather here: not too much sun, but still enough to get tan. Not too hot, not too cold, refreshing wind.
This is the view from our room balcony:-)

P.S Got 500 shots today, snapped within 300 feet from our hotel (shooting AEB, so you have to divide by 3 or 6 to get total number of images:-). Got pulled from restricted area by guards, hehe...Photo: So, guards pulled me down when I was trying to climb up on that lighthouse:-)
Dreams Resort, Cancun.
I was shooting 3 auto bracketed exposures, but this single exposure had enough data to pull all the shadows and highlights: no direct sun at the scene lowered required dynamic range.Photo: Another view of the same lighthouse. Captured today around 7AM.

Now, would you guess: is this a HDR or a single shot?
Under HDR I mean a blend of multiple exposures, not tone mapping:-)Photo: Ocean view at the resort.
Very similar to real estate photos I did few years ago:-)
Canon 17-40mm F4.0L (do not like this lens though), polarizer + strong windPhoto: Light Painting on a landscape
Can't resist posting another view of that lighthouse:-)
Snapped light night, using light painting technique: got a very bright, focus adjustable flashlight. It has a lens and can create a very tight spot, reaching really far.
Painted the boat, some areas on the beach and the lighthouse. Yellow light was from a street illumination.

Single long exposure (20 sec), almost no post processing. See rest of the info on the image details.Photo: Ok, here is the first HDR from Cancun.
It was pretty dark around, especially when shooting against sunset.

So, tripod was used, camera was set to AEB shooting mode.
I did 2 sequences (3 exposures each, with overlapping at 0Ev), with effective 5 exposures (from -4Ev to +4 EV) were composed to get all the dynamic range of the scene, as ultra wide view of fisheye lens requires a lot of DR

Canon 5D, 8-15mm fisheye F4.0L lens.Photo: The final stay
One more lighthouse shot:-)

This was probably the most photogenic place in the resort, and I have plenty images composed around it using various lens and time of the day.
And it was not only me: every couple had shot near this old boat, I saw camera-man/woman every hour around there.

So.. this is not a fisheye, (I still can use other lenses, he-he), but 17-40mm F4.0L with CP filter attached.
5 exposures RAW, assembled in photomatix and fixed in Photoshop. Cross-process filter in Nik ColorEfex was added on top to make it look more interesting.

P.S Today was working in a studio, got pretty cool jewelry shots using LED lamps (as a part of DIY jewelry setup project) . Soon will post on a blog, stay tuned!Photo: Lighthouse on a way to paradise 

So.. again, a lighthouse. Like I said before, I've got hundreds views of it, and there is no way we can stop pulling them out:-)

3RAW exposures, assembled in Photomatix Pro 4 and tuned in Photoshop.
Canon 5D MkII + Fisheye 8-15mm F4.0L lens. The lens is a king of spectacular sky:-)Photo: Left, right, or straight forward?
Another piece of Cancun Paradise. Now, siting in Atlanta with frozen water in small ponds, our trip looks even more surreal then this HDR:-)

3 RAW exposures, we used Photomatix (to assemble and fix water ghosting) and Photoshop to add colors and tonality. There are more about our HDR photography on dedicated project: www.realisticHDRbook.com
Enjoy:-)Photo: Old photo, somewhere in GAPhoto: Night at Caribbean Sea
This one from Cancun, Mexico.
One of the reasons I always have a bright flashlight with me is to make shots like this.
BTW, we are running a HDR Post-Production contest, where pariticpants will use 4 camera RAW files we provide to create their best looking HDR composite image. At the end we'll do our version:-)
The image is quite spectacular, almost from the same spot as this one at daylight. The prizes are from +c't Digital Photography magazine. Check this out:
http://www.photigy.com/hdr-post-processing-contest/
We also have an e-book about our HDR photography, if you need to learn the technique first: www.realisticHDRbook.comPhoto: Central Olympic park at night
Probably the best shots I've got from Atlanta #gplusanniversaryphotowalk  was after sunset.
Olympic park turned into colorful calm place, and I spent extra time taking pictures around while most of the photographers went to Tacomac (inside CNN center).
Long exposure (about 30 sec), fisheye lens , F22 (who will tell me why I've used F22?)
Enjoy:-)
+The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk  #gplusanniversary  Photo: The wedding in Botanical Garden
Area was closed, so I took a distant picture, which turned to be nice.

It is probably cool to have a wedding ceremony in such a nice place, isn't it? Being married for 14 years I still have wedding ceremony pending :-)) One day we'll have it somewhere on a beautiful island in the middle of the ocean, or may be on the moon...

What would be your choice of a place of your wedding if you ever decide to do it again?  Photo: Sunflower Lovers
Yesterday we went to a local sunflower field and I spent 10 minutes (it was too hot to spend more:-) with my favorite fisheye lens lurking around.
This is one of the images from the set.
The shooting technique is similar to what we have described on this tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/6t89oqo. I've used on-camera strobe (580EXII) and exposure compensation for flash and ambient.. as described in the tutorial.
Before and after post-production of the shot: http://bit.ly/OivP2Y
Enjoy and share!
P.S Last moment +Genia Larionova told me about #floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner, and I think this shot will fit perfectly in, isn't it? :-)Photo: Enjoy the Silence

This is Yosemite Park. I always use fisheye to capture half of the visible world:-) Canon 15mm Fisheye lens, 4 exposures HDR, photomatix + Photoshop.

If you like HDRography (hehe:-) take a look at www.realisticHDRbook.com, we have a huge discount sale on one of our most popular e-books!Photo: Sunset at the lake

So, this is what I was shooting here: https://plus.google.com/102865263115020893218/posts/bhacYbK85jg 
This is 4 exposures HDR from the ... yes, DSLR, not the phone.
It was 8-15mm fisheye lens, I like when it world around bends :-)
The techniques involves photomatix and photoshop, you can check our dedicated HDR website to find out more examples in before-and-after galleries: www.realisticHDRbook.com 
Enjoy:-)Photo: Sunset at Destin

Just returned from our walk from the beach. This time I left fisheye at hotel and had 70-200mm F2.8L IS with me.
It looks like it was right choice: :-)
Tomorrow we are heading back to Atlanta.  Time to get back to a studio to finalize first few lectures for our online course: http://www.photigy.com/free-online-photo-coaching-course-tabletop-photography-for-beginners/ Photo: Today we visited local pumpkin field
... and this is why you need fisheye lens:-)

More shots with this lens: http://www.realistichdrbook.com/hdr-before-and-after-single-v-s-multi-exposure-2/Photo: One more sunset at Destin beaches

It was our last night at Destin, and we had such an amazing evening. May be Destin wanted us to come back, showing all this beauty? :-)
Enjoy it now through my camera...
#sunsetphotography  Photo: Way to the heaven?

One more crazy fisheye shot. BTW, this was our "source" image for HDR contest on Photigy.
And guess how many ways this image can be processed? He-he, check here:
http://www.photigy.com/hdr-post-processing-contest-2-the-winners/

BTW, you can learn how this particular shot was processed by from here: http://www.photigy.com/just-posted-hdr-outline-tutorial-1-in-pro-corner/Photo: This is one of the shots from our latest HDR Photography Essentials pack (http://goo.gl/9wYLo), on post-production video where +Genia Larionova showed how to deal with ghosting.

BTW, it is still on sale:-)Photo: One more shot from "HDR Essentials Pack". I've selected to compose a shot with this crazy angle to show when HDR technique works the best. Without that gazebo celling, HDR might not be needed in such cloudy day.
BTW, this was a hand-held shot with fisheye lens, my favorite for now:-)

http://www.photigy.com/hdr-photography-essentials-pack/Photo: Leaf Aptus digital back, first impressions: http://www.photigy.com/how-to-get-your-first-medium-format-digital-camera-leaf-aptus-75-first-impressions/Photo: Clearwater Beach
The cool thing that this is not HDR, but a single shot (yep, agains the sun) from Canon 6D (17-40 F4.0L  lens if it make any difference)
Huge dynamic range (much better than 5DMKII) allows to pull colors and highlights/shadows where it was needed.
Cool! :-)
#noHDR 
P.S -2Ev exposure compensation, yes:)Photo: HDR? Nope...
Photomatix stop working on +Genia Larionova computer, so we have to use a single exposure now  :-) http://www.photigy.com/hdr-photography-essentials-pack/
CPL filter helped here. Photo from Gibbs gardens we visited a week ago.
More to come :-)Photo: Grand Canyon. Evening,
That day we managed to spend few hours in Antelope Canyon and then drove to Grand Canyon. We thought they are close - but we were wrong, they are close bot not enough to visit both in one day.
But we did it  - hotel in Zion was already booked and we knew it was a last chance to see Grand One...
At the evening we had an "awesome" night trip to Zion - through some beautiful places which we did not see... Except a piece of really curved road flying in front of us, surrounded by darkness.
Still, got some reward - photos, hundreds of them - in one day:-)

Enjoy + Share = Feel Good:-)Photo: Blue, Red and The Sun
this is why I love fisheye  - point it up (or down) and you'll get some unusual shot:-) this is Arches national park
This is the lens: http://goo.gl/EMWPM1
Enjoy + Share = Love for all :-)Photo: Free HDR Photography Course - for my G+ followers!
So, we decided to give our HDR course for free - for a limited time.
E-book, videos of shooting and a post production, and even more -  get it here: http://www.realistichdrbook.com/
Share with friends - they will love it! ;-)
#HDR   #freebie  Photo: Another shot from Antelope Canyon.   - and FREE HDR Course (read below)
Of course this is 3 exposure (3Ev step) HDR  stitched in Photomatix - sky is blue, and canyon id dark...
If you are interested in learning how to do such shots, we are giving our "Realistic HDR Course" for free - for a limited time, for my G+ friends and floowers. Course has hours of video, e-book, and much more. Check it out here: http://www.realistichdrbook.com/
Enjoy and share! Let your friends know about this freebie - they will love it :-) #HDR  Photo: Photo: Having fun in the canyon:-)Photo: Digging photos from our trip... This is Rocky Mountain, CO.
This particular shot is not an HDR, but if you want to see more cool shots and get our HDR course for free - check this out: http://www.realistichdrbook.com/ 
Enjoy and share!Photo: Grand Canyon - flying alone
Love this cool fisheye look - only with fisheye lens you can feel like flying on top of everything, isn't it?
This is an HDR shot - 3 exposures. We are giving away our HDR photography course - grab your copy here: http://www.realistichdrbook.com/ and share this post with your friend!Photo: