Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, and it feels like spring

It is February 1, 2012 and here in Southeastern Massachusetts, the temperature is 50°.  When I left this morning to travel to gooseberry to take the sunrise pictures today the temperature was in the mid-30’s and when I arrived at gooseberry, the temperature already had risen to 48°.- DSC_5288_HDR_2 February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S

There was some rain and showers forecasted for a little more later in the morning.  The sky was mainly covered with clouds- clouds DSC_5368 February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S.
Looking over the bay toward the Elizabeth Islands, which is the location that the sun will rise,on the horizon the sky was clear.
I decided this morning that I would take my pictures as sets of HDR.  I photograph the scenes with either 3 or 5 different sets with the exposures spread being one EV between each picture.  I've merged the images and processed them in NIK HDR Efex Pro.- DSC_5347_HDR February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S
- Sunrise  w flareDSC_5347_HDR February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S
One of the pictures, I processed both in color and in black and white in HDR Efex Pro.  Personally, I like both of them for different reasons, but you make up your own mind. - DSC_5288_HDR February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S
- DSC_5288_HDR_2 February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S
My final pictures were taken at the beginning of the Allens Pond Sanctuary beach at the corner of E. Beach Rd. and Horseneck road.- DSC_5373_HDR February 01, 2012 NIKON D3S