Friday, April 20, 2012

Favorite Photo of the Week: Sinking Below the Horizon

My favorite photo this week is from my weekend trip to what I affectionately call "almost Canada." It was taken from Birch Bay State Park, which was a new park for me. This was also a new attempt for me as I usually wait until the sun has disappeared and the colors are at their most vivid. This is also the best time for silhouettes, another passion of mine. This time I tried to play around with shots of the sun making its descent. My aim was to communicate the breathtaking feel of the light and the moment. I made many intentional decisions in my attempt to do this and I really like the outcome. I would love to hear your thoughts!

ISO 200, 240 mm, ss1/500, f/9.0 (sunlight wb)
Intent: The amazing color of the sunset and the light against the clouds
LR Processing: Clean edit to add pop to the color balance
Location: Birch Bay, WA
"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." - John Lennon

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  1. I love sunset photos and yours is beautiful.

  2. Oh my goodness. This is definitely gorgeous. I think you captured it perfectly! I love the warmth of the sun and the grayish blue tones left on the water. Perfect!

  3. This is stunning! I love everything about it...the whole scene is fabulous! :)

  4. Beautiful!!! Gee, that Lennon had a way with words. :)

  5. Just beautiful! I love how the clouds are back lite with the sun and the reflection on the water!

  6. Gorgeous! What a beautiful shot. Well done!

  7. Wow .... incredible....breathtaking.
    Love greetings, Karin

  8. Beautiful sunset, love the ring around the sun. Thanks for stopping by, Laura


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