Shepherds warning / by Mario Mirabile

This sunrise was captured a couple of months ago from the beach where I used to swim as a child. I don't think too many people swim there any more. The sand has largely washed away and the few facilities that existed were demolished years ago. All that's left is a walking track, a narrow, weedy and rocky strip of land, and a concrete storm water outflow that makes a handy shooting platform. Oh, and a few memories as well.

Tech Talk
Olympus E5. The two red skies are stitched panoramas with the Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f2.8-3.5. The pre-dawn cloudscape was with the  Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f2.8-4. All processing in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6.

The red clouds might look like they've had the saturation pumped up, but that's pretty much what it looked like. I'll show you the RAW images if you don't believe me. I did have to work on the shadows quite a bit, though. Fortunately, the detail was still there, which is the big advantage of shooting RAW.