Wake up at 6:05am this morning and saw a clear sky outside my front door. It made me remember the location (walking distance from home) where I shot yesterday’s photo of Mt Kinabalu. Looks like a good chance that I will be able to see the sunrise. Pull out my camera with the wide angle lens and quickly drove up to the spot.
There I shoot the above picture. If I had got my 24-105mm Lens, I can take some close-up shot.
Sunny day here and the Mt. Kinabalu is visible outside my house. Blue sky with nice cloud formation. Haven’t seen this kind of weather for a while already.
This sunrise series were taken this morning at between 6:00am to 6:30am. Sunrise at Borneo is later (i.e. after 6am) in early of the year.
In order to overcome to different brightness levels, i.e. sky, mountain and the foreground, and not using ND filter. I tried out staking 3 photos taken using Canon 5D Mk II, 24-105mm Lens, at 75mm focal length. Manual mode, ISO250, speed 1/8, and at 3 different aperture at f14, f18 & f22. These 3 photos was later processed using HDR function under Photoshop CS4.
The above photo was a result of merging 4 photos together using Photomerge in Photoshop. It was taken using Canon 5D Mk II, 24-105mm Lens at focal length at 40mm, on manual mode, ISO 160, f14, and exposure is fixed at 2 seconds.
Another HDR below.
Following is just a close-up shot of the mountain. One shot using Canon 5D Mk II, 100-400mm Lens at focal length of 100mm, ISO250, f13, 2.5 seconds exposures.