Thursday, December 01, 2005

Sunrise on the North West Arm

This is the North West Arm leading into Halifax. Its pretty much at the bottom of my road. I ran down there this morning because the sunrise through the kitchen window was looking fabulous. This is the best shot. I used the hue/saturation to bring some colour out in the sky, ever so slightly. I set the exposure at the horizon, to the right, to get a decent balance. And I used my manfrotto tripod to help frame the picture.

Damian

3 comments:

Ivan said...

I like this one a lot. Shame you didn't get there a little earlier, as I think it would have been even more dramatic with the sun not quite broken through to the same extent. Nicely taken shot though, technically, when you consider how intense the sun was starting to become. Good work.
Ivan

Critical Light said...

I never expected nor was I looking for the sunrise, so by the time I got there it had pretty much already happened. I was having a hard time trying to get a decent exposure but I think this one worked out quite well. The sun in the other shots I took dominated the picture too much, so all of the close-up shots were too blown out. This works because it is balanced well.

Ivan said...

I agree - the one you've put up is good and technically well done. That's the great thing about digital: you can muck things up so many times, but each iteration you make to get the exposure right, you are learning how to get the best out of your camera..
Ivan