Ouachita Sunset, near Heavener OK
We were lucky to be travelling through the beautiful Ouachita National Forest right before sunset on our drive from Omaha back to Texas. I’ve never seen a prettier piece of Oklahoma. The Ouachita National Forest is mostly in Western Arkansas and the area is very similar looking to the Ozark mountains in Arkansas and Missouri. I can’t wait to visit this area again on our next trip to Omaha.
This is a single exposure. I used a circular polarizer to increase contrast in the sky and a three-stop hard-step neutral density filter and a two-stop soft-step neutral density filter to reduce the exposure above the horizon. With all of that filtration going on I lost about 7 stops of light and my shutter speed was getting too long to stop the motion in the foreground trees. So I had to use a bigger aperture than I’d probably like, and increase the dreaded ISO to 320. I think it was worth it though to make the foreground trees sharper.
Happy MLK day today!
Critiques are always welcome.
Daily photo: January 21, 2013, taken January 10, 2013
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