Tasman Island from near Cape Pillar
This image was one of the most difficult photographs that I have ever edited.
The technique behind taking this photograph is quite challenging as it is a matter of capturing the light that is changing very quickly due to the rising sun, with a very long exposure time. Also, I have used multiple very long exposure images to create a panorama. Each photograph took around 3 minutes each to capture a good exposure and there are 4 photographs combined to create this photograph at a very high resolution. So all up it took roughly 12 minutes to capture this photograph.
Given that this lens is quite a wide angle view, combined with it being a panorama, meant that the light was a bit different from the left image to the right due to covering such a large view. The main issue however, was that I must have bumped the tripod whilst rotating the camera between shots.
Cape Pillar is also a little bit remote so reshooting the photograph was out of the question.
In all of my photographs I aim to reflect the scene as I recall it. Nowadays, every photograph that is seen online or through the media is edited sometimes a little, other times a lot. I always aim to reflect the actual landscape and I have no interest in compositions like where people replace skies etc. This image, despite my accidental knock of the tripod, is a true reflection of the scene.
It literally took days to edit and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do now that everything is as it should be...