Beautiful Anse Sévère during Sunset. La Digue is such a wonderful island with so many spectacular beaches. This beach was just a short walk from our hotel and I visited a couple of times to photograph sunset. I'm sure I'll show you some more photos from there over the next time.
Here had to run around a bit to find the right position for the camera as I saw the clouds light up. I wanted to position the palm tree between the lines of clouds and in the end it worked out quite well. I used a lee 0.6 soft + hard gnd here for exposure balancing but also did bracketing. I used some of the bright exposure to blend in some details on the left and a bit of the dark exposure for the bright parts behind the palm tree.
A lot of detail work in the end, but somehow this seems to be the normal process currently. I've become a lot more critic over the last few months especially since I got the 5d mark ii. Now that I have so many megapix to work with I want them all shown of at their best.
I'm still not a 100% sure about this one, might take a look at it tomorrow and maybe add a little contrast. What do you think?