Last weekend I took off for a little while to shoot some around sunset, but didn’t really know where I was going to go. I ended up driving up to Georgetown, which is a nice little town north of Austin. I cruised around, looking for something to catch my eye. I spent some time meandering around the campus of Southwestern University, taking some shots here and there. Eventually I ended up driving out to Lake Georgetown. I had never been out here before, but knew about it and found it using the GPS feature on my iPhone. Boy does that feature come in handy sometimes! Anyways, I saw a sign that said something like “scenic overlook” (I always try to follow those signs!) so I turned, parked, and started hiking around. This photo is the first one I took, and literally this view of the sunset was the first thing I saw there. Timing was really on my side since I caught the last rays of sun just before it dipped below the horizon.
This is a 6 exposure HDR taken at f/14, with exposures ranging from +2 to -3. they were merged into an HDR in Photomatix and then I made some adjustments in PSE and Aperture.