All images and material © 2016 by Mike Clasen Photography • All Rights Reserved • Use By Permission Only
This image was captured in August 2016, when the California wildfires, and Virginia Mountain Complex fires in Nevada had brought in quite a bit of smoke to the area, which really boosted the power of sunsets and sunrises. This particular sunset went on for roughly an hour or better, and golden colors in the clouds and atmosphere started forming well before sunset.
It was one of those days where I needed to go for a ride to get my head out of the funk it was in. I didn’t really plan on doing any photography, didn’t really care to, just needed to go for a ride to get away for a few. So I decided to head out to Pyramid Lake since it’s close, and always changes my mind for the better. This image was the unplanned result.
- Focus stack of 10 images for the landscape portion (6 auto focused captures, 4 manual focused captures).
- Exposure blend of 4 images for the sky portion.
- Both the stacked image, and exposure blended image, were then blended together, all with the help of Tony Kypers TK4 Panel.
- A little bit of perspective correction in the bottom portion of the frame to create a better flow, and geometrical feel with the image.
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