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On the way back from a family day trip we had one of those "wow" moments when we turned a corner and saw the orange glow in the
sky with sun rays illuminating the mountains.
Coming out of Caloundra, we raced to the top-most point in the road and stopped to take it all in. At that point it also became clear that there were horizontal bands of colour throughout the forest.

I quickly grabbed my camera from the boot and found the best composition for the scene. No time for setting up a tripod so the 6 exposures had to be done handheld, which meant I needed a high shutter speed to compensate for any camera shake.

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-105mm set at 90mm, F/9, ISO 500
HDR: 6 RAW exposures +1 EV from 1/2000 sec onwards
Stabilisation: Handheld

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