Brilliant rays of the morning sun shine across the face of the National Cathedral.
Details: I had to maneuver around the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to get into the perfect position to capture the sun along the outline of the cathedral. It’s tough to aim a lens flare, but I love how the bright gold and green flare here lends a sublime quality to the photo. Because of the bright sun shining straight into the lens, I captured this in HDR with three exposures to preserve all the detail in the shadow of the church. I “pushed” the HDR a little more than I normally do for this shot because I love the bold color and slightly surreal result it yielded.
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