The day started with a very bright, sunny, photo excursion to the Emerald Isle/Crystal Coast area of North Carolina. And this is how it ended. Even though the clouds were rolling in and there was not a lot of contrast, I still managed to get this HDR image using Adobe Photoshop.
Processing: Nine images from -4 to +4 ev at 1 ev intervals were loaded into Photoshop for HDR processing. I worked on various areas to enhance the details and darkened the top of the frame to add a little more drama. I used Shadows/Highlights, Curves, Hue/Saturation and High Pass filter.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm, f/16, ISO 1600.
I’ve included the shot below to give a little perspective. That was a BIG storm. We decided to head north to avoid the predicted quarter size hail that was probably only minutes away.
This last set of “on the road” photos that my wife, Renee shot with her iPhone, show the incredible intensity of the approaching storm. Beautiful, isn’t it!Check out the boat, lower right, in the last picture. Really BIG storm!