As the emphasis shifts to the sky from the landscape, challenges arise as one tries to capture this range of light. I took several exposures and chose not to use Photomatix Details Enhancer - which did not render the image as I wanted. I used Exposure Fusion - with conservative adjustments and pretty much finished the image with Nik's Viveza2. Man, I love Viveza2!
This was a challenge to capture and I didn't dare to capture the sun at a higher position as this, as the landscape would have been rendered totally dark. This position of the sun left me with some options for a fairly 'natural' look, with the contrast of the 'cool' shadows and their colors and the 'warm' colors of the sky.
I love the color captured in the clouds, but not nearly to the extent of the post-sunrise image, where the color bathes the entire cloud cover. Next: the warm light bathes the landscape and cloudscape.
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