Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012, Day 14 - Winter glory

Last night we were treated to a particularly beautiful sunset.  As I was chatting with my friend Karen in her kitchen I happened to glance out the window and noticed the amazing colors in the sky.  Excitedly I excused myself, grabbed my camera and tripod, and ran out the door.  Having been to her property a number of times I knew there was a pond down in one of the pastures so I headed there first to try to get the reflection of the sky in the water.  With our recent cold snap most of the pond's surface was frozen but I like the texture it gives to the water.

After firing off a few shots I decided the do a vertical panorama so this is five photos stitched together with three masked layers at different exposures.  The reflection in the pond was darker than the sky and I wanted to be able to see the trees and the color reflected in the water.  I still am in awe of the successive days of colorful sunrises and sunsets.  Regardless of whatever else is happening 2012 has the makings of a great year for photographers!

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
35mm, f8, 1/2, 1 and 2 sec @ 200 ISO

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