Sunset in the OBX

We went to the park on the bayside in Corolla, NC for sunset.

Beautiful evening. It was great until the bugs came.

Miami Sunrise

Getting ready for the long weekend.  Hope everyone enjoys the holiday.
This was a sunrise shot just off the coast of downtown Miami, FL. (Miami is to the left of this image).
I added just a little tone mapping thanks to Nik Efex Pro 4.
Storm was rolling in.  I had to get out of the water.  Didn’t want to be struck my lighting holding a metal tripod in the water. lol.

Freebird

Had to say it-

“‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird you can not change
And the  bird you can not change
And this bird you can not change
Lord knows, I can’t change
Lord help me, I can’t change

Lord I can’t change
Won’t you fly, free bird, yeah”

Lynyrd Skynyrd

HDR Sunrise

Here is a sunrise image taken from North Miami, FL.
HDR effect was added to give detail and a heavy grain look.

Over-the-top HDR Mangrove Tree

Sometimes you can go too far on a picture with HDR, this is one of them.

I went too far just to see how much grain and detail I could get from this image.  I like the colors but I think effect maybe too much.  What do you think?