Took this in pouring rain with hand over lens in vain attempt to keep rain drops off...
This photo was about trying the ND filter with long exposure to create a somber yet threatening mood reflecting the dark skies, sound of raindrops on the water, and to give the feeling of being alone in the middle of nowhere getting soaking wet!
The original is a little underexposed, but I took it down further still, tweaked white balance to give the reddish hew, then added a wee bit of blue to the sky. I like that there is just enough green/yellow in the foreground to work with the blue in the sky.
Was great meeting fellow member Trevor here who kindly put me straight on using long exposure with my D800 - closing the eyepiece blind cured the light banding I had seen until then. Thanks Trevor!!
Tags: Digitally manipulated
Landscape and travel