I went out exploring northern California yesterday. I’m talking about real NorCal, up by the Oregon border. There’s a good variety of stuff to shoot. Open valley floors with Mt. Shasta, or other mountains in the background, rivers, forests, and the Iron Gate reservoir.
The water as so calm on this reservoir, which made for unbelievable reflections. I was lucky to have some cool clouds yesterday. They definitely added to the scene. I bet this spot is amazing during the right sunset. I bailed before the sun went down yesterday, because I could tell it wasn’t going to blow up. I’ll definitely be back though, because its only about an hour from my house.
The original pano is below. It looks nice enough, but I wanted to see how it looked with some color from Mextures (above.) Actually, the image above is a blend of the Mextures edit and the one below, because I wanted a reduced opacity of the effect.