I drove around South Africa with a shooting buddy of mine and I kidded that we weren’t leaving until I found a granite ball on top of the mountain. I looked for 3 days then found this one a few hundred yards uphill. I ran to the top to get a shot before it rolled away.
A gift from the sea, a sand dollar left behind by a mermaid.
For those that want to know a little about the earth we live on, this is called a glacial erratic. It travelled over 25 miles in a thick glacier over 2000 years ago. It’s big as a car and perched on the edge of the mountain.
For those that want to know a little about the picture, this is called an HDR image. I travelled over 750 miles in a heavy rain over 1 year ago to climb this mountain in the dark and take this shot. I lit the boulder with a big million candle flashlight during the exposures. I only got off one set of images when the flashlight started to die. The longest exposure was f/22 @ 28 seconds.
Shooting into the sun is when the true beauty of HDR shines.