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My favorite time of day to shoot is about an hour before sunset to about an hour after sunset. I’ve found that this window gives me the most spectacular light and produces amazing colors.
As the sun sets the quality of light changes dramatically. The photo I shared yesterday was captured at 5:42pm and these were taken at 6:31PM & 6:33PM. When the sun was a bit higher I was able to photograph beautiful blue and gold tones, but when the sun dipped behind the clouds and horizon there was a brilliant display of reds and pinks throughout the sky and reflected on the ocean.
The photo above is a 6-exposure HDR (high dynamic range) image captured at f/16, ISO 100 and shutter speeds ranging from 1/10 to 3.2 sec. Processing was done in Lightroom, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop, Topaz Clarity, and Topaz Detail.
The photo above is a 6-exposure HDR captured at f/16, ISO 100 and shutter speeds ranging from 1/13 to 2.5 sec. Processing was done in Lightroom, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop, Topaz Adjust, and Topaz Detail.
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