The other day I was getting some firework photos ready for a stock site and had a real surprise. I noticed a bright area at the bottom left of the photo. At first, I thought it was light reflecting off of smoke, but when I zoomed in I saw that I had captured a lightning bolt during the show.
How often do you get a skyrocket exploding with lighting in the background?
I made some adjustments in ON1 Photo RAW to bring out the lightning. What do you think of the image?
What happy surprises have you found in your photos?
Here are some sunset photos I took at Laguna Beach, California. What I like about the first photo is how it’s a little blown out on the left. It gives the appearance of the photo fading into the distance.
Do you remember the photo of sunglasses I posted a couple weeks ago? That shot was taken a little to the right of this image.
The second photo uses water on the sand to reflect the colors of the sunset. This brings the colors of the sunset into more of the photo.
When shooting sunsets, don’t stop after the sun goes below the horizon. Some of my best sunset shots, especially at the Grand Canyon, were done after the sun has set. The sky can really light up, especially if there are clouds. And remember to look all around to see what the light is doing both in front of you and behind you.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about these photos, or photography in general.
I have some great news. People have been asking me if my photographs are available on products, like T-shirts, mugs, phone cases, etcetera, and now they are. I have created a shop on RedBubble at www.redbubble.com/people/jeffcolburn/shop
Here you will find many products with my photographs on them, and I will be adding more photographs too. Head on over and take a look. If you don’t see the photograph you’re looking for, let me know. I can always add it to my shop.