When we first went out, we were going to photograph the freeway, that was the main reason for the field trip, but as we were heading to the boulevard, I could see some amazing lights hitting the city, so I suggested we stop there.
There was a beautiful sunset and it seemed like the right thing to do, to stop and see what we could get. The light was hard, with the bright light coming from the setting sun, and everything else was dark, so the only thing to do, well so it seemed, was to do some bracketed shots and do some HDR’s.
We were only here for a short time, but it is amazing how much the light changed in that time.
I am hoping that I am getting these in the right order, but I think you can see that more lights have come on in the buildings in the city, so it would be a fair bet that this one was taken after the last one. Of course, if I had any sense, I would do the HDR’s in the order I originally took the image, like I said, if I had any sense.
I love these images. I don’t know what it is about them. My husband said they had a futuristic look about them, I don’t know if that is true, but they have something.
I have taken photos from this spot before, but the last time it was already dark and the images were just lights, much like the ones I showed earlier today. I like the clouds behind these.
As I already said, they are all HDR’s, with 7 bracketed shots. I used Photomatix to process the HDR’s and then did post editing with Photoshop CS5.
Perhaps another day I will show some more, but that is enough for today. Two posts in one day for me. Unusual, but don’t expect it too often. Sometimes, I just have too many photos to show.