As I mentioned when I posted my last shot, my good friend Craig was up this weekend and we spent most of Friday and Saturday out shooting, as well as Sunday morning. I only got one shot from the Friday trip, that I'll probably post on Wednesday, but got six on Saturday and two on Sunday. More importantly though, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, despite the freezing temperatures on Saturday and the rain on Sunday. So, thanks Craig - it was good to see you again and I'm looking forward to seeing what you post in the coming days. Craig's first shot from our various outings is here.

As for this shot: it was taken on the disused railway line behind ICI in Fleetwood, and is probably my favourite of all the ones I'll be posting. It's an HDR image, constructed from a seven shot sequence using Photomatix Pro (as described in my second HDR tutorial), but unlike some of the recent HDRs I've been posting I've gone for a slightly subtler look with this one.

If you're interested I've also posted the metered exposure (processed using ACR's default settings) here:


As always, let me know what you think.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
11.08 on 10/1/09
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
1/5 to 1/400 (seven shots)
aperture priority
Photomatix Pro
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