Friday, May 22, 2009

Rural Landscape

Traveling down highway NC 200 in northern Union County North Carolina you may pass by this silo and never see it during the day, but when the sun starts to set this monster can be seen for miles. True, the new shinny new metal surface reflects the setting sun, but it is the cross that lights up at night that will get your attention, you just can not miss it. My brother-in-law, Robert, is the one who got me thinking about photographing it. I rode past it at various times of the evening and morning and looked at it from different angles, locations, etc, and decided to shoot it just as the sun was going below the horizon from the edge of the corn field in front of it. To maintain detail in both the shadow and highlight areas I shot five exposures at a 1/3 stop difference. I then used a HDR program to merge the images to create this photograph. I plan on shooting it some more and will post them as some point.

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