I have 3 separate posts that I have a desire to make, but I don’t want to post them all at once. (Or write them all at once for that matter) Deciding which post to go through tonight has been a bit of a chore. But I think I will post the one that I want help with.
So, I still struggle with sunset/sunrise photographs. I originally went down for this shot off the side of a major road (How many other people find themselves pulling off the road for a photo) because there is this tree that several birds of prey tend to sit on (no leaves, just branches) and I wanted to get them in front of the sunset. The spot is less than a mile from my house. As I came home, they were perched on the tree waiting for me to return with my camera, as I came back, they were gone (5 minutes later).
So instead, I found a shot of the nice sunset that I liked and made an HDR of it. So here’s my problem. I can’t seem to find a way to fix the white tree/silhouette issue that came from this shot. I’ll show the shot then explain the issue.
So you see the tall stick of a tree. It has white bark, which I like, but overall, I wanted a general set of silhouettes against the sky, but at the same time, I wanted to merge all the shots into one. What I ended up with is a white bottom of the tree, but a silhouette on top. I want one or the other, does anyone know how to do it? Everything I tried showed some obvious sign of my work that was unacceptable.
Also, as an aside, I love that skinny branch of a tree sticking up farther than all the other trees that are originating on a hill behind it, it’s so neat!