Sunset Over Lake Michigan

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    Sunset over Lake Michigan on the Michigan shoreline north of Traverse City, MI.

    Technique: This is actually not really a true HDR. I tried to do an HDR, but the motion caused lots of problems around the rocks. So instead I layered two exposures in Photoshop and used a gradient mask on the top layer, which is pretty much the digital version of putting a graduated neutral density filter over the lens.

    Melissa Maples, ambo_az, smkybear, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. BlikART 80 months ago | reply

      This really rocks! Seen in

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    2. mariedoucet 80 months ago | reply

      This photo took my BREATH away

      BREATHTAKING

    3. FM&G Photography 80 months ago | reply

      savageness! You are a Duke of photographic coolness! why not level everything under the horizon a bit higher to increase the exposer on the rock, water etc?

    4. Greg Benz Photography 80 months ago | reply

      Good question. I think that driven a bit by the light, but I'll have to try that to see if I didn't hit the sweet spot...

    5. deanspic 80 months ago | reply

      stunning...plus lake Michigan is a beauty!
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    6. gaz610 80 months ago | reply

      Great work Excellent results.
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    7. markofphotography 80 months ago | reply

      One of the best photographs of Lake Michigan I've ever seen. Truly fantastic.

      I've never actually been to the Michigan side of the lake... must be nice to witness sunsets!! I could only see sunrises. :)

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    8. Wild Curl 80 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!! Love the colors, clarity and the composition.

    9. * šárka 78 months ago | reply

      hi friend,
      choose any your summer photo and post it


      contest favourite photo

    10. sandralulozano 74 months ago | reply

      sarka anyway choose may photos in your post.

    11. alessandro 1948 74 months ago | reply

      molto bella!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. russ.. 74 months ago | reply

      awesome picture...love the colours throughout!

    13. k2sleddogs 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lake Michigan Weather, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. The Real Ferg 68 months ago | reply

      really nice stuff, i think i know exactly where this was taken. looks great.! i got a few taken there too, check em out if ya ever get the chance. have a good one, keep on shootin.

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