Living so close to the Atlantic Coast, there’s never a dull (sky) moment. Perfect for HDR imaging. This is a typical example of certain seasons of the year in Eastern North Carolina. The awesomely heavy clouds seem to always be breaking to reveal the radiance of the glowing sunlight. Poetic huh!
This image, with that incredible sky was a must for monochrome. I actually added a bit more depth to the clouds and darker water areas which allowed the sail boat to stand out. As is normal with shots like this, a straight conversion is rarely adequate for portraying the drama of a scene.