HDR image of a dive boat pulled up on the beach. A sign facing outward beneath the boat’s awning read “Diving is Fun with Siladen Resort and Spa.” In morning and evening the glossy paint on that boat picked up the sun and seemed almost to glow. The neat beach, colorful ocean, boats moored nearby, and the volcanic island Manado Tua in the background just made the scene more appealing.
(HDR image of a stream running through golden-colored autumn woods) The fall colors were already passing peak, but the woods blazed with gold (and a little green and orange). Standing next to the stream, I was looking due west; the warm sunset light backlit the fall colors in the woods, making the scene glow. The colors were impossibly vibrant and saturated. I decided to try an HDR capture.
(HDR image of fence and fields at sunset, in Fincastle VA.) Yesterday evening we found ourselves in Fincastle, Virginia, rolling up near closing time at Fincastle Vineyards and Winery (also a B&B). Nancy hurried into the tasting room, hoping we weren’t too late. I had to pause. The long rays of the sunset light brought extra warmth and glow to the early fall scene, turning the white picket fence a little yellow and emphasizing the occasional fall yellow or maroon reds (not yet at full glory, but just a little more dramatic for their sudden appearance in a landscape that is still mostly green).
The Nile River, Southern Egypt “Returning“Click here to share or send a greeting with this image. Touring Egypt 13: Sailboats always attract my eye (usually, my lens as well). Egyptian feluccas seem to me both exotic and beautiful, especially when their sails pick up the light of the sun in the terrifically scenic Nile River […]
Cairo, Egypt “Old-Fashioned Religion“Click here to share or send a greeting with this image. Touring Egypt (5): There are many, many things a tourist should do in and around Cairo at night. We have all heard of the nightly sound-and-light show at the pyramids in nearby Giza, shopping and tea in the Khan el-Khalili, and […]