Not much better than a nice sunrise, especially when you are able to both sit back and just experience it AND photograph it! Due to low patient census at work I didn't need to be in to work until later than usual yesterday morning, which gave me the opportunity to get up and get out the door during the sunrise.
Walking past the lake the sunrise started to heat up and I started looking for good compositions. The problem was the WHOLE SKY was lit up... hard to shoot without a really wide angle lens. Which I didn't have along. Hello Panorama software! All of the first three shots were multiple images stitched in either Photoshop CS 6, or in PTgui.
Pentax SMC 24mm f2.8 lens for this one.
Pentax SMC 135mm f2.5 for this one.
Back to the 24mm for this one.
These last two shots are NOT panoramas, but they were taken with the 24mm. The first is a single image, shot at f16 to enhance the rays off the aperture blades, and pushed as far as the file would let me.
This was also at f16, but was three images: Underexposed 2 stops, as metered, and Overexposed 2 stops. Combined in Photomatix, and converted to B&W in Photoshop.
Nice productive morning walking to the light rail station!