The last couple of days at my Palouse Landscape Workshop with Nick Page a cold front came in resulting in rain showers and better yet clouds. On the last sunset shoot, we were back at Steptoe Butte and as the sun went down we returned to the lone tree. The tree made for a great silhouette and having the camera mounted on a tripod I used a 1.5-stop bracket to create the HDR image below. To capture the details in the shadows I use a 1/3EV resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100s at f/10 and ISO280. Then I used a -2/3EV by adjusting the shutter speed to 1/250s to capture the sky details. This allowed me to capture the sunset highlights in the foreground grass and the farm tiller but still keep the dark sky I saw at the time.
We set up at Steptoe Butter in hopes of a dramatic cloudy filled sky at sunset. That didn’t happen but I was able to capture the long shadows with highlights over the landscape.
We woke up early to capture the sunrise on the last day and I was able to capture the sunrise lighting up a wheat field.
On the way to Steptoe Butte later in the day, we found horses on the run and a lone tree with nice fluffy clouds filling the sky. Below are more images from the top of the Butte and another image of the lone tree and tiller just before the sun had set.
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