Now and then we are fortunate enough to witness a sunburst in the fog – where the sun breaks though a span of trees and magically we see sun rays shooting off in every direction. That was the case Friday morning this past week as I was driving to work. The phenomenon actually went on for quite a while as I stood there with my tripod trying different compositions as the sun rose up the trees creating various sunburst patterns. Sometimes I kept the sun behind a tree trunk and in others I let it peak out as in the image above. As with most back lit shots the exposure had to be adjusted off of that indicated by the auto exposure. I also used auto bracketing to generate HDR image data. This image was processed with Nik’s new HDR Efx Pro – keeping it very natural.

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  1. Nick November 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Stacey – this is a gorgeous image and the HDR effect is subtle and effective. Because the temperature's are a little up and down here in the east – I am are seeing a little more morning fog, unfortunately, it's usually on my commute. I've started taking my camera to work now

  2. Stacey November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Thanks Nik. I really tried to keep the HDR subtle enough you wouldn't necessarily know it was used. I have been taking my camera to work in the car most everyday now for 6+ years. You just never know…

  3. Kalani November 3, 2010 at 5:09 am #


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