This image was captured at the location of the ancient standing rocks in Cornwall, England known as the Hurlers. My first impression even before spotting the Hurlers stones were just how different the setting was. Maybe it was the diffused setting sun against the clouds of the clearing rain storm. Maybe it was the richness of the green pallet of color on these strangely rolling small hills against what looked like an old, snarled dead tree. Whatever it was - it was truly a cool visual and photographic experience.
To capture all the tones of the scene with the bright light of the setting sun, I decided to use the 5D Mk3’s in-camera HDR to make the exposure. The exposure range was captured exactly the way I wanted. A little post=production tweaking in Lightroom 5 finished the presentation for me.
The old against the new, the passing storm with the sun pushing through, the verdant grass against a seemingly dead old tree really offers a sense of mystery to this landscape for me. Enjoy! -David