Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Photomatix and Aurora HDR Pro for the win

Many people are asking if I still use Photomatix, and the answer is an absolute yes! I use it to process all the photos you see on the site here. If you want to try it yourself, you can read more information here on the Photomatix Review.

I now use Aurora HDR Pro for all of my processing. I worked with Macphun for over a year to build the ultimate HDR software!

Daily Photo – Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Every time I visit this little stream in the northern part of Iceland, it seems exactly the same. It makes me wonder if it ever gets high or low or just flows perfectly all the time.

If it does flow perfectly like this all the time, I’d be tempted to build a house right over it! Wouldn’t it be cool to have a perfect stream just flow right through your home?

Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 16:22:44
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  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35mm (35mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • dream come true

  • Casper van Zyl

    A friend here in Perth hills has a Japanese style home but separate rooms like kitchen separate bed rooms lounge and so forth and each has connecting covered walkways even over a creak which is nice and strong come winter.All deciduous trees cover the 1 acre block with wild flowers in the spring.The problem I see here, not much grows as in trees other than grass. Nic pic but.

  • Very beautiful, Trey. What a wonderful idea to have this stream flowing thru your home!! Thanks for sharing, have a great Sunday! We are finally back home as of yesterday, whew!!

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful – yes it would be nice to listen to the water while you are sleeping!

  • Jeffrey Stark

    Trey, I have trouble with the outcome of Photomatix when doing night HDR. If I shoot in ISO 100 to reduce the noise, I end up with like 3 exposures which are all identical because they are at the 30 second mark. If I shoot in a higher ISO to correct this, my outcome is far too noisy. How do you deal with this?

  • Mary Eikenberry

    I’ve thought of that often…nice to know others think that way… 🙂

  • The colors in that sky are pretty incredible…wouldn’t mind seeing that every night!

  • Vincent Randal

    Again a beautiful place and a beautiful photo. The light and the colors are fantastic.

  • Bob Prangnell

    Take the lens cap off 😉 But seriously, if you are using 30 sec exposures then I don’t think there is enough light to do HDR.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – what Bob said. Also, try to get your F stop as low as possible…. if you can shoot at f4 or lower, then you can probably get 4 or 8 sec exposures in the bracketing.

  • Andrea Boyle

    This creek is beautiful, but a little stark for me to build a house over. But I agree that living near running water is a joy. I used to sleep near a running river and never had a bad night’s sleep.

  • Jeffrey Stark

    Thanks to both of you!

  • t_linn

    For anyone unaware, Frank Lloyd Wright actually executed this concept perfectly in his Falling Water house. It’s spectacular.

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