Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
November 20, 201618 mm: ISO 200: f/18: 5.0 secs.
I was home alone with my kids (3 and 1 at the time) and wanted to get out. With Red Rock Canyon only 20 minutes away, we decided to go for a little hike. It was the middle of the day and raining so I didn’t have much hope for photography, but while my kids were having fun throwing rocks, the clouds broke and I had about twenty minutes of cloudy blue skies before the sun broke through and ruined everything.
I used the Luzid ND1000 to slow the shutter down to a five-second exposure to capture some movement in the clouds. I took three different images at different focal point to ensure maximum depth of field given the foreground being so close to my camera. I used Photoshop to stack those and was happy with the result except it blended different images for the sky, which looked horrible so I took that blended image back into Photoshop and used a single image from the shoot to replace the sky and get rid of all the weirdness created by the overlapping cloud movement.