Los Angeles Sunset
A view of the strand in El Porto, in Los Angeles, California.
ISO 100, 21mm, f9, (1/10, 1/2, 1.6) on tripod. HDR processed in Photomatix and tonemapped using Details Enhancer. Imagenomic noise reduction, smart sharpen, curves for contrast, soft light layer for more contrast. The Nik Silver Efex conversion to BW selecting a high contrast present. Blended that layer using the luminosity mode, which really brightened the image and added contrast to the sky. Finally a Border Silver Efex using the neutral preset, which I blended using luminosity mode, which left the image unchanged except for the border.