So far in this series I have written about planning a shoot before leaving the house; being flexible when at the shoot – open to other possibilities that may arise and being open to different ideas when processing the images.
However, with a plan comes success. One of the shots I had in mind was of the low level sun bursting through the trees, I wanted to shoot this in HDR as I wanted to retain detail in both the sky and the trees.
The above image was captured as I walked back to the car from the Pen Ponds in Richmond Park. The sun was at the right angle and caught my eye as I walked along. I stopped the aperture down fully to create the starburst and fired a set of 7 brackets at 1ev intervals (+2 to -4).
Camera: Olympus E-500
Processing: Photomatix, Adobe Photoshop