This is the second shot (out of 4) of a mini-series of the W Austin Hotel taken from an adjacent high rise in downtown Austin on the 4th of July. The fireworks show was excellent and the view was stellar. The first shot was a full sunset shot and this one is what I would call post-sunset or golden hour. In reality they were taken only about 15 minutes apart. The sun had just dropped over the distant hills but there was still a nice warm light all around. The clouds were doing some cool stuff, and were very colorful, so I was quite happy to have them hanging around. The next shot coming in the series is a slightly different composition (this one and the first are nearly identical) - I turned to the right a bit to capture some more clouds, which were a brilliant pink color. That shot is coming next week, so please come back again! Thanks for the visits and support!
This is a 6 exposure HDR taken at f/10, with exposures from -3 to +2. They were merged into an HDR in Photomatix and adjusted in PSE and Aperture.