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The Open Road | by Trey Ratcliff
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The Open Road

If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!


I had a long lonely weekend in Iceland, so I took my rental Jeep out into the wild. I drove all over the country from dawn till dusk seeing what I could find. The sky and landscape was an ever changing palette of colors and clouds.


The sun is so low on the horizon during the winter that it is almost like a 5-hour sunrise followed by a 5-hour sunset. I drove up and down one of these highways to the next, listening to all kinds of strange and eclectic music on my iPod, occasionally jumping out to take a shot of something like this... it was a perfect weekend.


In the distance, you can see the snowy mountains which always seem to be just a few songs away.


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Taken on November 5, 2007