Landscape Photography – Prairie Sunset

The bad weather finally broke this weekend and I was able to get out and shoot some sunsets with my EOS 50D. To obtain as much detail as possible I decided to process the first three shots as a Grayscale HDR image in Photomatix Pro. One thing to keep in mind when creating HDR images using high resolution RAW captures such as those created by the 50D, is the size of the resultant HDR file. In this case the three 15 MB raw images create an HDR file over 80 MB in size!

Much of Southeast and Central Texas is prairie. In the spring and summer its a lush green but in the fall and winter months it takes on a unique brown and red glow. In black and white you can see the luster of the tall prairie grass. In the header of my blog you can catch a glimpse of its autumn tones. Nowhere else I’ve lived or travelled can match the beauty and grandeur of a Texas sunset. Its a sight to behold!

Prairie Sunset HDR

Prairie Sunset
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Shots taken with a Canon EOS 50D tripod mounted, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 22mm, f/9.5 at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional (UDMA) digital film. All post capture processing was done in Photomatix Pro 3.1 and Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “Landscape Photography – Prairie Sunset

  1. Hey Jeff,
    I found this b&w image through Google images and with your permission and credit granted to you, I would like to post it on my blog. Please email me back with your thoughts.

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