What a great morning! I took the group out in the dark, early one morning to get to this vantage point, giving us a different look at one of the most famous icons in Tibet, the Potala Palace. After being in all the “standard” tourist locations crowded with Chinese tourists, it was nice to be the only ones at this location! We had a great morning with wonderful light before sunrise (see previous blog). And once the sun came up we were treated to another magnificent display of light.
This image is a HDR image created from 5 exposures taken at one-stop increments on Aperture Priority at f/14. I used my Canon 1Ds Mark3, a 24-105L lens, a Feisol CT-3372 tripod with LB-7572 Leveling Base, and a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head. The images were processed with Photomatix Pro to create the HDR image.
As you can see the light makes all the difference in the world and fortunately we had great light!