very cool. Even the clouds are angled in perspective. Is that how they were? or a trick of the camera?Whatis the green flash on the building?
Thanks, man. That's how the clouds were. Other than setting up the HDR settings to make the color and contrast pop a bit more, I didn't mess with them. The green flash is a night light on the building. I don't think the light was actually green (I don't remember seeing a green light anyway). I think the camera may have turned it green via a color balance mis-match. The color temperature of the light is probably different than the setting of the camera which was optimized for dawn light, and that probably turned it a weird color. That's my speculation anyway.
Looking at this again... this is really a keeper. HTe grouns is an obvious attraction, but the more I look at it the more the sky is just amazing. Do you consciously place your horizon in 'laying out' a shot, or was it lucky chance? A very 50/50 split between ground and sky.
Thanks! I consciously placed it. Normally, I wouldn't compose a shot to be 50/50 like that -- it would usually be more like 60/40, sky to ground (there are some interesting reasons for that, but it would be a big digression). In this case though, the most interesting part of the sky was low on the horizon and having more ground in the photo emphasized the converging lines of the railroad track, so it ended up being 50/50. Even at that ratio I debated on cropping out some of the blue sky because it seemed like wasted space and I'm trying to be better about being "all killer, no filler" in my composition. But I like the way a vertical wide angle shot looks so vast, so I kept the original framing from the camera.