Saturday, May 2, 2009

Storms, Sails, and Rainbows

HDR is a technique where multiple photographs are taken in a series using bracketing, where some images are both under and over exposed intentionally. These images are then overlayed to create strong contrast and graphic compositions. Over the past couple of weeks I've been experimenting with this concept out at Utah's Great Salt Lake.

Drenching rains, which kept me from fishing today, had subsided. Unstable air chasing the front was perfect for sailing.

There was some verga to be seen, and a few drops of rain spattered down on the rocks.

Saltair isn't exactly what most would hope to find at the end of rainbow, but this one formed for all of 30 seconds before disappearing in the blink of an eye.

Looking East from the marina towards Salt Lake, plenty of storm clouds were still gathered.

I like the effect that HDR has on stone, and this compass at the observation deck is a good example.

Every time it storms I'm tempted to visit the Great Salt Lake. The skies and sunsets are spectacular, and this guy had the right idea with an ice cold one, a lei, and a caribbean style hat.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice HDRs. I also like the effect on stone. Brick, grainy wood--anything with a good texture to it seems to make it really pop. There was some great structure and color on those clouds too. I especially like the first one and the one with the two stones on the foreground. I used to sail when I lived on Guam as a kid (many moons ago), and I love sailboats. I wish there was a nice *close* location to capture some shots around here.

    Keep up the great work!

    -scott c