This is another photo from a trip to the Alps I did some weeks ago.It shows Lake Gerold when the Alpenglow was at it's peak. The colors were just awesome, an intense red glow was building up behind the mountains and the peaks were bathed in the same warm light. I went for a panorama here since to the right there were still those cooler tones in the sky and I wanted this contrast in my photo.

The shot itself consists of 3 horizontal frames all shot in manual mode with a polarizer, a Lee 0.6 hard gnd and a Lee 0.6 soft gnd attached in front of the lense. normally it's not good to use a Polarizer when shooting panoramas but here that's no problem since the sky was completely coverd with clouds and there no harmfull tonal gradients would show with the polarizer. Also I had it turned so the reflections in the lake were maximized and there would be no break in the reflections which could make stitching the panorama harder.

For postprocessing I used a new technique during the raw conversion. Did you ever use the camera color profiles in Lightroom or Camera Raw. I did a little blogpost on it together with a review of some additional profiles you can get for Lightroom -> You'll find a link to the PSKiss Color Profiles in my blogpost.


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