I seem to be in a beach sunset mood at the moment, but the weather in Vancouver isn't co-operating. For the third day in a row, conditions that looked promising for a good sunset deteriorated about an hour before the sun went down.
However, I figured I could probably find something in my large collection of unprocessed photos, and here it is. This was taken earlier this year at Wildcat Cove in Larrabee State Park in Washington, about 45 minutes from the border.
I used my 3-stop graduated ND filter for this shot, but the sun still overpowered the rest of the scene, so this shot also uses HDR with a bracketed sequence of 7 photos ranging from 1/400th of a second to 1/6th of a second.
An aperture of f/16 captured the full depth of field of the scene, and also increased the starburst effect from this lens, which I very much like. There is also lens flare visible, particularly in the upper left corner, which I usually remove, but in this case I found it quite complementary to the rest of the photo.
June 17th, 2013
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