I took this shot on the side of the road in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming). This shot sold – along with two others – as part of a collection for a “peaceful” display for a hospital chapel. The selection was not based upon location – but on mood.
I processed a single image twice in order to bring out the details in both the sky and the foreground. I blended using our iHDR workflow. I did not use any filters for this shot.
I wanted to capture both the reflections in the water and the brilliant colors in the sky. So, I placed the horizon close to the center – ignoring the rule of thirds. Heck – you have to break the rules sometimes, right? ;) I did place the rainbow using the rule of thirds.