:-) Taken on a flickr meetup on the morn of 1st Jan 2009 ! Yes ! the very first rays caught by us. Being blessed and praying to the sun god.
Flickr meetup included Hock How, Siew Peng, Jiang, Suiling, Tomatoskin (Kam) and Shyh-Chyang.
DRI: 2 exposures for the water - layer masked and air brushed. The sky from 3xp and the rocks 1 single exp. Mostly layer masking and air brush - Much quicker to work on. No color enhancement or change in tones. No Grads or filters used . As some friends asked me how the final result compared to the original exposures.....pasted below are 2 of the original exposures used.