Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

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Georgian Bay @ Ontario (Canada)

For this week’s photo challenge, I have decided to share a sunset shot which was taken more than 6 years ago. I was shooting into the sun and have combined 3 bracketed shots to produce this HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo. I rarely do HDR photography now, but I was very addicted to it during my early days as a hobbyist photographer. This is one of my first photos and I was probably very proud or had a false sense of achievement. It is embarrassing to look at it now because I can see many flaws in my technique, and yet it is very satisfying to know that I have come a long way.

P.S. If I had taken just a single shot directly at the sun, then I would have ended up with a silhouette photo and it would not be possible to see the vibrant colors in the foreground.

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

  1. Amy

    Perfect, yet beautiful! One can feel the earth is awaking.
    I don’t know any hobbyist photographer can achieve anything close to this shot. I have been a hobbyist photographer for too long. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing, Jeremy!

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  2. Su Leslie

    It is a lovely image. I think it’s really good to look back on work and see how far you have come, but to still appreciate the photographer that you were then.

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  4. AmyRose🌹

    No matter who you are, a photographer is continually learning. I know I am. Even though you can see progress I still think this image has a unique personality all of its own. Just loved this! HDR via camera is one technique I’ve yet to accomplish. I shoot RAW and that means the camera I have will not accept HDR. The camera will only allow HDR when shooting JPEG. So I “fool” around and “play” in editing rooms. (smile)

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