Weather Channels Sunset Day

Sunset at Manasquan Reservoir

Sunset in Howell

Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising

Got an invite to go out and take some sunset shots for sunset day that the weather channel was sponsoring.  Came up with a nice sunset and then right behind me caught the moon coming up over the horizon so hey!  Got 2 for the price of one on that evening.  Both shots are actually HDR photos.  Each is a 3 shot merged HDR and touched up using Lightroom 5 and NIK HDR EFEX PRO 2.

Met up with Scott Wyden and Mike Attanasio at Manasquan Reservoir in Howell, NJ for these shots.  Considering all the places to snap shots around the area, I definitely have to make more time to go back out there for perhaps a sunrise shot or just some nature shots of osprey and the like.  I took many, many shots in single shot mode as well as AEB in 3, 5 and 7 shot mode trying to find the best HDR shot that would depict what I was seeing.  What you DON’T see are all the gnats that were flying around the area.  If I said millions, I would probably be underestimating how many.  You really had to hold your breath while taking these shots or else you took the chance of swallowing a couple hundred of the little critters!

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