5DMKII + 24-70 f/2.8, Photomatix HDR.
It is a rare thing when the sun and the clouds come together in such a spectacular way. It’s even more rare that you happen to be standing in the perfect location with your camera in your hands and your batteries are charged :)
It’s time like these that make me perfectly content. Last month I was in Orlando, Florida for the Mashable Connect Conference. I was blessed with a room at the Contemporary Resort with a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom. I snapped a picture of this view every day I was there, but none of them came out because the weather was either hazy, too bright, or cloudless and flat. I was almost going to give up on this shot, but the day before I was due to leave, a storm started building and produced some of the most spectacular clouds I’ve ever seen. I perched myself on the balcony and waited until the perfect moment and snapped this. I missed dinner, but it was worth it :)
This shot is made of 3 photos combined in Photomatix. I then used Photoshop to add more contrast, definition and warmth.