Someday images just roll off the screen, other days they need a mallet, an axe and a small construction zone to get them to work – in this case I am still not seeing the result I wanted.
The conditions could be considered epic i guess, brilliant orange burning on the horizon and ominous dark clouds directly overhead, this however, did not make for a easy shot, especially when i messed up the exposures ;) I really need more than 3 exposures per bracket to give a smooth transition between the highlights and shadows.
Anyway, I used a graduated filter and also bracketed the frames but still struggled to capture the entire dynamic range and the composition certainly looked better in my head than what it turned out on the screen. I think i will chalk this one up to the one that got away.
3 bracketed frame panorama.
f/8 at 1, 4 and 15 seconds