Fiery Sunset

Fiery Sunset by V-Light
Fiery sunset at Nimfaio mountain, Greece | HDR made in Photomatix, by combining 7 shots -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,+3


Β  This may be most beautiful sunset i have ever witnessed πŸ™‚ It was a really cold day and after hiking for many hours, you could feel the chill in your bones as the daylight was slowly going away. We were ready to leave, already dreaming of our warm homes but at that very moment, a symphony ofΒ  golden colors flooded the sky and it’s incredible how the warmth of the sun managed to warm my heart…

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Fungi in the sun

Fungi in the sun by V-Light
Nimfaio mountain | 26.10.2012


Β  Been digging up some older photos related to nature for something that i’ve been working on the past 2 weeks…If everything goes as planned i’ll be able to share more details in the beginning of next week!

p.s. Does anybody know the scientific name of this mushroom?

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The sun is going down…

Sunset at Nimfaio mountain, Greece | 26.10.2012
Sunset at Nimfaio mountain, Greece | 26.10.2012


Β  What can i say about this one…I had this photo printed for an exhibition and people certainly stopped and stared in awe. I received a ton of positive comments but there were also some comments that stuck with me: “This cannot be real”, “The sun and the rays were photoshopped into the image”, “Were you actually there?”…Hahaha…Well this photo is 100% real, nothing was photoshopped in it…I do understand that some people cannot understand how you can get such a result when shooting against the sun. To do this i used a tripod and took 9 bracketed shots covering the whole dynamic range of the scene. I used Photomatix to combine the shots and Photoshop to do some simple post-processing like adding more contrast, sharpness and warmth. The flare effect was created by the lens, no photoshop there. I don’t like to remove or add elements in my photos, the only thing i remove is dust spots and little birds that look like spots :p

Β  What’s your opinion about HDR? Do you think that an HDR image is fake even though it portrays exactly a moment in time?

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