Canon EOS 60D | EF-S 15-85 @15mm | 1/320s, 1/1250s | f/6.3 | ISO 400
An image I dug up from my archives. I struggled with this one for a while. While on vacation last year in New Zealand, I visited Milford Sound, which if you are unfamiliar, is one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen and probably on the planet. The weather was not great, to say the least, and only started to become more interesting as we were on a boat taking a tour through the sound.
Technically this was a very difficult shot to capture and edit. Due to the extreme lighting conditions, my camera was clearly unable to capture all the dynamic range in one shot, so I was doing my best to bracket shots... from a moving boat. Needless to say that presented some challenges.
In the end I found two frames that I was able to match up well enough to recover enough of the highlights. Not sure if I pushed the processing a bit too far on this one, but I thought I would at least post this one up to share and get opinions. Critiques are most welcome on this one!
Also, in case you are wondering, these mountains rise straight out of the water at least a few thousand feet, with the tallest, mitre peak (not seen in this shot, off to the left) rising over 5000 feet straight above sea level. That tiny waterfall in the background, 400-500 feet tall.