Another shot of Mt. Rainier — this one from the southeast:
It was so hazy on this particular day that I had to use 5 images and heavy use of HDR in order to get any separation between the sky and mountain. I’m fairly happy with the results — at least it doesn’t seem as unnatural as HDR images can sometimes turn out.
A view of Mt. Rainier from the east, along the White River:
I brought this image together using HDR Efex Pro 2 from four raw photographs. It was a bit of a salvage effort, since the sky was particularly hazy the day we visited. I was impressed at the software’s ability to pull detail out of the sky, avoiding a flat white backdrop for the snow-shrouded peaks.
Should you ever manage to visit Antelope Canyon in Arizona, don’t forget (from time to time) to look up:
By the way, this is a 3-image HDR composite, with the original images being shot 1 stop apart. Even then, the sky is nearly blown out.
It’s a tricky place to work, that’s for sure.