Yesterday, I decided that we needed to get out and do something after dinner. We’ve been spending too much time at home with Netflix in the evenings lately. I have to say it felt really good to be outside.
This was a little reservoir, or something, up in the mountains outside of Ashland, Oregon. I’d never been before, but my girlfriend knew the area. We were the only ones there, besides a large heron, and a beaver that was curiously watching me take photos. It was incredibly peaceful.
Candice and her son didn’t have much luck fishing, but we got to hang out under a pretty awesome sunset that seemed to go on forever. As soon as I saw how the clouds were sitting in the sky, I knew there was potential for a killer sunset. It started off gold and ended up a rich, deep pink. The entire landscape was bathed in those colors as the clouds acted as giant reflectors.
It was a small challenge capturing all of the color in the sky, but I was able to do so by choosing my exposures in TrueHDR. I think one of the main issues people have with their iphone photography is getting their exposures right, and knowing what apps to use to do so. It might be time for me to write an article, or short ebook, with tips.
Other than TrueHDR, I only made a subtle adjustment in Snapseed to brighten it just a smidge. Any more and I would have introduced more noise than I’d like in the midtones and shadow areas.