Morning Seagull over Vesuvius

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    This was the morning that made me never question getting out of bed before sunrise again. It's always a painful thing to do, but once you get out there, it's usually worth it. Even if you don't get the perfect shot, you still have a nice early start to the day.

    I shot this in Naples, Italy, where the bay looks across to the cratered Vesuvius. This shot was an HDR taken from a single RAW, as you can tell from the seagull which was caught in flight. Moving subjects usually require the use of a single RAW file for the creation of the HDR. Otherwise, there would be a staccato ghosting of the bird across the sunrise.

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    1. AtillaSoylu 105 months ago | reply

      this kind of HDR work makes me love it.
      and your effort and good eye brought this picture into the real world.
      so nice...

    2. si3illa 105 months ago | reply

      Nothing to say about the shot, wonderful as usual. About the technique, I find incredible that you could obtain this result from a single picture.

    3. tomii_boy 105 months ago | reply

      congratz trey!
      you did a spectacullar shot!
      it's really bright and clear!
      i love it!

    4. LucaPicciau 105 months ago | reply

      INCREDIBLE!!!! The capture of my dreams....

      An instant one of my faves, of course!

    5. danydrs72 105 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!

    6. mliebenberg 105 months ago | reply

      quite a lot of building going on there it seems as well!

    7. dee_r 105 months ago | reply

      wow, what a view...wonderful.

    8. GreyGooseMartini 105 months ago | reply

      And the Oscar for best picture of the Bay of Naples goes to...
      Stuck in Customs!!!! (Play music. Applause, Applause..)

    9. Stuck in Customs 100 months ago | reply

      Here is what this one looks like on the wall:

      Vesuvius on the Wall

    10. GreyGooseMartini 99 months ago | reply

      I wanted to come back and revisit this's as BEAUTIFUL as I remember it!! It looks great on your wall !!

    11. EyeLandBoy 99 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful.

    12. B G 97 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your photo is a

      Seen in a discussion of *Challenge You*. (?)

    13. Secretly Ironic 96 months ago | reply

      Overuse of Photoshop color/contrast adjustments-- look at the sides of the boats, they're heavily stippled.

    14. mirrormarek 88 months ago | reply

      Excellent gulls in flight!
      See my Gull Pictures

    15. fdiorico 83 months ago | reply

      wow! you have a nice location for a house..... =)) nice shot!!

    16. VictoriaCuster 81 months ago | reply

      wow. powerfulll. :O

    17. Neka Rae Photography 66 months ago | reply

      Wow magnificent...and it looks even better on the wall!

    18. asgeirkolberg "busy " 46 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
      You deserve an award from...

      Best Images Ever

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