The other morning, the sun was just starting to come up in the east. Of course it was, because where else would it come up? Anyway, I looked out in our front yard, facing the west, and I really liked the view. Everything looked nice, calm, and peaceful. So I ran for my camera and got this shot.
Hey look, there is the moon making its way down toward the horizon! Not really sure why, but I wanted to make sure I got the moon in the photo. So there it is. Even if it does look like a slightly large white speck here.
Also, to me this photo is a lesson in the old phrase “you can’t go back.” Not that I can’t go back home, but rather that I can’t go back to old photo processing techniques. I have been seeing several people process photos with Photomatix lately, which is what I used to use for all of my photos. So for this photo, I took three bracketed photos, just like in the old days. But when I merged them together in Photomatix, I just couldn’t get happy with the result. So instead, I just loaded one exposure in Lightroom, and I got pretty much exactly what I was after.
I’m sure Photomatix is just fine for those who use it. And maybe I will give it a try again later on. But for now, I’m stuck in my current ways instead of going back to the past. But that’s okay.
Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future. - Psalm 37:37
About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm