Miyagi Island Sunrise

Decided to head out to Miyagi island around 4:30am yesterday morning. Fortunately, the sky cooperated, but unfortunately it wasn't until later in the morning, around 7am, that it turned. I really didn't have to get up so early after all  

 

Olympus OM-D EM-5 with 14-150mm 4.0-5.6 lens.  Had Variable ND filter on to get long exposure.  5 exposures blended in Photomatix Pro (HDR) with further processing with Lightroom and Perfect Effects 4.

Sun and Flower

Often times you can go out and get ready for a new idea for a photo.  I wanted to get a sunset with the flower in the foreground.  The original plan was to have a more wide-angle view, but even though it appeared we would get a nice sunset when I set out, when I got there it changed for the worst.  The sky got hazy and clouds disappeared.  I changed the plan and went for a more closeup look with the sun in the background.   It's a different style from what I normally do, but it was fun to try something new.

 

Olympus OM-D EM-5 with 14-150mm 4.0-5.6 lens.