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Journey into the Sunset

by Matthew Cooper
Journey into the Sunset

This is a shot I have done many many times now, especially at sunset. Each one seems to have a unique feel however thanks to the dynamic sunsets I’ve captured here over the years. While this shot is not the best sunset I’ve captured here I still really like it as its got a gorgeous glow to it.

Shooting & Editing Journey into the Sunset

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8 at 24mm. I shot a bracket of 5 and used 2 exposures for my base blend and an additional shot for the monorail. I did a substantial amount of levels adjustments to this shot as I was trying to balance the sky and the foreground as well as possible while adding a bit of moodiness to the image. I used Nik Color Efex Pro Contrast to add a bit of pop. I did some mild color balancing and used a warming color filter to warm the image up overall. I used an Orton Effect on the foreground to add a bit of softness and finally bumped the saturation with a saturation adjustment layer along with sharpening.

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