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Storm Cloud over Powder Mill Lake | by Dave the Haligonian
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Storm Cloud over Powder Mill Lake


A big storm cloud moves in over the lake.



Powder Mill Lake


Nova Scotia




Nancy Rose managed to get a few of from SPC to get together for coffee last week but when the sunset looked like it might turn out great we decided to find a spot to try to get a few shots. Luckily Nancy lives close by and knew exactly where we could go to get the sun setting over a lake.

Anyway, Nancy, Amanda, Deb, Darrell & I just happened to all have our gear with us :-) so we followed Nancy up the road to Powder Mill Lake. We got there just in time to catch the sun just barely poking through the clouds that were forming very fast! This huge storm cloud moved in and just as we were getting out last couple shots it just opened up and started to pour!



I wanted to try out my new lens (24-70mmL) but on a cropped sensor camera it isn't really wide so I decided to try a vertorama and also to capture as much detail as I could I decided to bracket my shots so in the end this image is six exposures, 3 for the lower half & 3 for the top. I merged each set using CS5's greatly improved HDR feature. This gave me two images (the top & the bottom). I then manually stitched them to give me the square image I was after.

By the way, when ever I mention vertoramas I always like to direct people to Panorama Paul's excellent vertorama tutorial. Please check it out!


EXIF data:

Canon 7D : Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L : 1/4s @ f/8 : ISO 200

(this is just the exif from one of six exposures of course)


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Taken on July 21, 2010