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Jun 18, 2012 12:35 |  #1

This past weekend I went back to the same location I had shot the lightning and string lilies in my previous post to try and capture a sunset with the lilies in the foreground. I tried a few different compositions but my favorite was this portrait orientation shot using the single lily as an anchor with the sunset in the distance behind the cypress dome with a sunburst.

For this shot I set the tripod up low to the ground to give a unique perspective of being eye level to the lily and surrounded by the nearby sawgrass rather than looking down from above. I used my Canon 10-22 lens and was only a few inches away from the lily when shooting. I also used HDR to get the proper exposure for both the foreground and bright background.

The second shot is a landscape orientation photo I took just as the sun started to touch the cypress dome in the distance.

Portrait Sunset Lilies

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Jun 18, 2012 14:56 |  #2

Stephen, WOW! i like one best, but they're both so good




  
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Jun 18, 2012 15:52 |  #3

I am loving both of these! I might be leaning toward the second. Very good use of HDR!




  
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Jun 18, 2012 17:19 |  #4

Really like that first one - great job finding a compelling composition!


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Jun 18, 2012 18:06 |  #5

Love 'em, Stephen.


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Jun 19, 2012 09:13 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #6

Thanks for the compliments. I also captured a third shot of the twilight after the sun had set with a more colorful sky/clouds with the same composures, but preferred the shots with the setting sun and sunbursts.

This was a good year for wildflower blooms in the Everglades. Although, I think they have run their course for the year and most have now started to wither.


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Jun 19, 2012 09:17 |  #7

Pretty!


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Jun 19, 2012 10:19 |  #8

I love them both! Very nice use of HDR, it looks very natural.


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