Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dayton Sunset

God gave us a spectacular sunset this past Sunday! I found this spot driving between Dayton and Baytown, Texas.

Title: "Dayton Grain Elevator"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix HDR from three exposures (-2, 0, +2) using a tripod > Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin "Clarity" preset > Curves Adjustment Layer for overall contast enhancement > Levels Adjustment Layer to set black point > Merge Visable to New Layer > NIK Viveza to improve local brightness on the front of the grain elevator > Merge Visible to New Layer in Screen Mode at 15% opacity to improve overall brightness


Larry J. Patrick said...

Really cool shot. I like the colors and the fact that the grain elevator is centered. This is one of those scenes that many of us often see and say: "Wish I had my camera." Glad you had your camera and could share it with us.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Great sky, beautiful colors, interesting texture in the grass and the grain elevator. I like how you can see tiny peeks of the sunset through the building.


Larry said...

Nice shot - but it needs a fiddler!:)

Anonymous said...

You know, sunsets are my favorite thing to photograph, next to grandchildren! Your photo is wonderful, and I like it a lot.

Barry Armer said...

Wow! Thanks everyone I really appreciate your comments!