Being in semi-isolation due to the pandemic, I've been doing A LOT of digging into my archived photos. I decided to tackle photos taken in Sedona, Arizona back in May of 2013, almost eight years ago. I thought of trying many photos in B&W as I haven't posted many on my site. We had taken a tour with Pink Jeep during the late afternoon/early evening hours one day. During our descent from our high point when overlooking the Mogollon Rim HERE, I took literally hundreds of bracketed photos with multiple exposures knowing that there may be moments when we would be looking toward the sun.
Upon our return to review the photos, the hundreds of bracketed photos didn't look promising and many of them just stayed in my external hard drive untouched. About two weeks ago, I thought that I would try my HDR treatment on a series of bracketed photos. I still have yet to figure out how to configure my user dial on my Nikon to take five bracketed photos (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2) as I thought that the standard three photos (-2, 0, +2) weren't enough.
Before processing these three bracketed photos, I didn't have any high hopes for what would materialize.
But the sunburst really materialized nicely without dominating the image. And I believe the sunburst being off-center works well here. The unfortunate thing is that the color of the landscape really didn't shine and I did NOT want to add any more color as the sunburst and sky would have looked overdone. And I must say I was a bit lazy to do any selective coloring. I also thought of processing this as a B&W composition but the tonal range wasn't all that great.
From the archives...........Photo captured May 6, 2013.
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