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Storm Of Borrowdale
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On the first full day of our exploration of the North Lake District area, Lisabet and I decided to hike up an easy low fell popular with ramblers known as Castlehead. This is the view of Derwentwater and Borrowdale you get from the summit. I like maximum reward for minimal effort. A storm was heading our way over the mountains of the Borrowdale valley but it was moving so fast that the morning sunlight could break through gaps in the racing clouds, giving us a stunning show of dancing, mottled light over the landscape. =)
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO100, 50mm at ƒ/8, a bracket of three exposures at 1⁄2000, 1⁄500, 1⁄125sec. After pushing the three RAWs through Luminance HDR the tonemapped image was able to pull out the light shafts in the valley that a single exposure couldn’t. This is why I love HDR! So I made one HDR from Luminance HDR and then edited the middle exposure to control details in the clouds and correct colour. These two were then selectively blended in GIMP. A little dodging/burning and strong curve adjustments were required to bring out the light shafts more as well as the specular highlights cast on the mountains, water and green. =)