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Bloody Mary Sunset - LARGE

One of those evenings, just after the rains (always the best of colors pop after the rains).

Probably the most amazing sunset I have ever seen - by far, so far yet. Those 3 minutes before the sun went down, and 3 - 5 minutes after the sun went are always the best periods to shoot.

The colors and tones you see here are exactly as I saw them and reproduced to what I saw. Hence not the HDR'ish treatment here. No filters or grads used - h/w nor s/w.

Progressive Stage Blending for the sky. 2 tone mapped images blended together. spacing of I think 5 minutes. The water is from a single exposure RAW - wider aperture, quick shutter - for the ripples. The waves over the rock is from a single exposure around the same time as the other quick exposure, but longer exp.

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  1. earthwaterfireair 74 months ago | reply

    I just love photos of the ocean and sunsets and this one is fantastic - I love the way you blended the photos to create something so perfect. Love it!!!

  2. marce25 74 months ago | reply

    Desde una isla de la que soy y vivo (GRAN CANARIA). ARCHIPIELAGO (( ISLAS CANARIAS- ESPAÑA ).Admiro su foto.Felicidades.

  3. Canon Screwdriver (gary syrba) 74 months ago | reply

    Beautiful sunset.... and I love your processing skills. Excellent work, Rags!

  4. Abhishek \m/ 74 months ago | reply

    olala.. colours galore !! lovely golden light bathing the water.. superb mood

  5. kovacsi 74 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking.

  6. Mar_Ines 74 months ago | reply

    Well seem as always, great moment !!

  7. NikolaT 74 months ago | reply

    one great sunset... you are happy to have something like this in your town ... :))

  8. Great Salt Lake Images 74 months ago | reply

    Truly stunning composition!!
    Outstanding photo work!

  9. DanielKHC 73 months ago | reply

    Exceptional sky, as impressive as the one we had in Ubin (well, that famous sunrise, remember?) ;-)

  10. danihernanz 72 months ago | reply

    awesome tones. Great work

  11. Kuzeytac 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Quality Only" Scape Club P1-C2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Super Scape!
    We will be happy to have this in...
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  12. anvinvk 18 months ago | reply

    stunning image... this is awesome!

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