Flight from the Fire
This aerial was shot on departure from Victoria via helicopter. The window was pretty clean and not much inside reflection. The perspective is toward the southwest. The sun was still well above the horizon, but was filtering thorugh some massive clouds and smoke from the mills around these parts. There's a large freighter emerging from the brilliant reflections on the water, and the fire demon dances in the sky above it.
Light HDR and tonemapping on this. The original was very dramatic as well but I wanted to add some urgency. Large shows the waves on the water...looks like noise in medium...
Shaking my head at Explore whores tagging their photos Why 17 when their photos have nothing to do with it and they don't mention it in their titles or descriptions. Disgrace.