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The photo below was taken a few minutes after “Band of Fire” and shows how much warmer the light became as the sun came up. This shot was taken a few feet behind “Band of Fire” as you can see the inlet, and water pool, used in the shot just in front of the moss. Nine frames were used to make the final image. It consists of three horizontal images stacked on top of each other with each set bracketed at -1, 0, and +1 EV. I used Photomatix to blend each set together and then used Photoshop CS5 for the stitch. I also imported the photo into Lightroom for a little fine tweaking. See if you can guess how I came up with the title!

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