Category Archives: Sunrises


Just when I thought there was nothing left of the sunrise to photograph the other morning….after the colors had all but faded away, and I was back in the car and down the road a way, the sun popped up right behind a row of tall thin trees.  I made this abstract image from one of the several shots I took out the car window with my 300 mm telephoto with a 2x teleconverter on it. I hope you like it!

DSC_4444-Edit by Christopher L. Nelson.

Round Corn-crib Sunrise

Another beautiful sunrise this morning.  I never considered myself an early riser but as I get older I’m finding it’s the best part of the day. As I was out driving this morning waiting for the light and the great colors that come with it, I found this old rather unique looking old corn-crib not too far from my house. Hope you like it. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  Click to view larger.

DSC_5810_1_2_3 by Christopher L. Nelson.

Iowa Sunrise

Beautiful sunrise over an Iowa field.  This is a composite of 2 images combined in Photomatix Pro.  The foreground is partially lit by the headlights of my car.  I’ve been experimenting a lot with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging lately, mostly with Photomatix Pro which I think does a much better job than Photoshop.   I am using the trial version as you can see by the Photomatix watermark on the photo but will be purchasing a license soon.

To find out more about Photomatix Pro By HDRsoft click here

Iowa Country Sunrise by Christopher L. Nelson.