Sunday, August 1, 2010

Desert Icon

Student got some new lenses yesterday and just HAD to try them out. So, after much pestering from him, I finally gave in to a sunset outting to the old standby - San Xavier Mission. You really have to try hard to take a bad image of this monument to Catholicism.

We were only there an hour - here are a couple of my captures. Because of the late summer light - with the sun behind the face of the mission I used the HDR technique to better display the enormous dynamic range I was dealing with. The technique involves taking several images at various exposures bracketing the optimum and combining the images into a single "High Dynamic Range" (HDR) image.


Pooh said...

These are stunning! A moment of beauty.

Tuguldur said...

superb dave!