Streaky Sunrise (Panorama)
Location: My farm in the Little Karoo
Description: When you're staying in a mountain cottage without electricity, there is a tendency to go to bed early... though this usually means that I also wake up early! I lie in bed until I can hear the birds start singing, and then I grab my camera and go for a walk. This was the scene that awaited me early on Sunday morning…
Technique: This definitely needed two photographs to capture! A correct exposure for the sky rendered the foreground pitch black, and an exposure for the foreground completely washed out the streaky effect. After stitching the two images, I messed around with the levels to brighten the shaded foreground and to emphasize the streaks in the sky, and then I used some plug-in filters to add a little bit of colour and warmth.
Equipment: Sony DSC-F717
GPS: -33.462360 (Latitude) - 21.513012 (Longitude)
Date: June 2007