To my left, I had Matt Kloskowski and Brian Bonham shooting. Behind me, Ricardo Lagos and Amy Heiden were doing their things. We were all running around, lying prone, contorting tripods – everything possible to put our own respective stamps on the same scene. As far as I’m concerned, one of my favorite ways to get a different shot is to simply slap on my Canon 15mm Fisheye. It is, undoubtedly, my favorite lens that I own. While its practical uses are limited, its creative uses know no bounds.

In terms of processing
In order to bring out the details of the foreground while also retaining the sunburst, I had to tone-map this image using Photomatix Pro.

I added some warmth to the image using Magic Sunset and added a really nice contrast boost using a refined version of Kryptonite. Texture was added using Tonal Contrast – all in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3

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