Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday evening I took a self-imposed photo-drive around the Georgetown, Texas area to see if I could scare up something nice to post since I have been anxious to get something new. I started out by going to Lake Georgetown to see if I might get a good sunset shot or two. On the way, I stopped at a law firm that had an old firetruck and farm equipment in front. Yeah, I don't get why either, but it made for some nice HDR possibilities. After that stop, I did make it to the lake and got some shots that I'm still debating on. Lastly, on the way home, I stopped by a place that looked like a grain elevator with a bunch of dump trucks parked next to it. I don't think it was a grain elevator though because the trucks had the name of a gravel company on them. That was my first clue. I guess it was maybe a gravel elevator? I dunno, but I grabbed some shots of the trucks. I kind of liked this one because of the great chrome and the reflection in the wheel of the dump truck next to it.
I took this shot at ISO 200, aperture of f18, focal length of 14mm and I shot 5 brackets in raw format ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop EVs. I used my standard work-flow for this one with the exception of bumping up the bleach bypass filter layer to 25% opacity. I also added a couple of negative control points on the sky and on the wheel to keep some of the color of the sunset.