After photographing the hills at Lake Havasu in Arizona, at sunrise, I turned around to return. I was struck by these palm trees, freshly lit by the morning sun. I instantly made this composition with three of them forming a triangle. Bracketed several exposures and combined them using HDR Efex Pro 2 to give it this tone-mapped look. This is one of my favorites from my December shoot – an unplanned image … Hope you like it.
I made the first image at 6:57 AM. I made the second image at 7:19AM. I made the last image at 7:21AM. All on the same day.
I am reminded of a lesson that John Shaw taught us in his January 2011 seminar in Santa Clara, CA. “Don’t be late to work”.