Finnis Road Pohangina Valley West

Finnis Road runs west, winding up from the Pohangina Village through the valley pictured here at dusk. Soft evening light playing over the slopes where native bush re-growth tracts are bounded by pine trees.
Nikon D7000, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO 100, 24mm, f/8.0, 1/6 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, manual focus in live view, tripod mounted, cable shutter release
Import sharpened, light and colour adjusted in Lightroom 3 … blend of 2 raw conversions of original image with 2 stop EV differential, converted to 16 bit tiffs then tonemapped in Photomatix Pro for balance of sky and foreground light and details

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