This image was as much accident as planning. Driving the SCTex Expressway (Subic-Clark-Tarlac) I saw the lighting and the scene, but wasn’t where I felt comfortable pulling over. The traffic was light and there was no one visible in front or behind me. I slowed my speed down to about 60 KPH, rolled down the passenger window and grabbed my Panasonic FZ1000 sitting on the passenger seat next to me. With one hand I clicked on the power, slightly extended the zoom lens purely by guessing and then shot a series of 6-7 photos, pointing the camera out the window, guessing as to if I was actually pointing in the right direction, purely by feel. Don’t worry, my eyes were on the road and my other hand on the wheel. Out of the 6-7 quick shots (single shot mode, one after another), I captured this image. I post processed in Adobe Lightroom 6.0, straightening, cropping, adjusting highlights and shadows, clarity, vibrance and using a little haze adjustment to pull out the hills.
Below is the original “raw” photo that I randomly caught while driving. What I call shoot and pray style. No chance to formally compose or even see directly what I was shooting. But the scene was just too beautiful to ignore all together. 15 minutes of post processing and I had one of my personal all time favourite photos of the past 2 months.