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Sunset from West Seattle

www.davidrironsjrphotography.com

 

We have been having some great fall weather lately, minus clouds! This past Sunday I saw that we had a few clouds in the sky and thought it was going to be an epic sunset tonight! My fellow Flickr friend, Dene www.flickr.com/photos/denemiles/ saw it too! We were going to meet up at the Alki Point Lighthouse, but both decided en route, that the sky above the city was blowing up!

 

So we had a blast witnessing the show from West Seattle. My other Flickr friend Matt www.flickr.com/photos/cedergreenphoto/ was unfortunately late to the show! The color had died down by the time he arrived! Oh well, next time! Still we had a great time shooting the Seattle skyline as it turned into the "Blue Hour."

 

This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I cropped in Photoshop and did some selective dodging and burning, as well as ran through Topaz Adjust to regain details. I added a slight vignette in Lightroom as well as decreased the saturation of the colors. I also did slight noise removal and sharpened a bit.

 

Thank you for your views, comments and faves. I appreciate them. Hope everyone is enjoying their fall weather. I look forward to the change of color and the crispness to the air that the change of seasons provides! I also look forward to all the great images my friends will be posting shortly!

 

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Taken on September 25, 2011