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Sunset reflection

Sunset reflection. Lake Kukkia, Luopioinen, Finland. 24.5.2018


It was special evening to see plenty of beautiful reflections on windless lake Kukkia surface.


One of my favorite hobbies is to kayak or go slowly with boat during sunrise or sunset on wildless moments. I like to use wide range Nikkor 28-300mm lens which gives me possibility to observe the surrondings for beautiful details. Before the sunset it is more pleasing to see water reflections away from the sun direction. I shoot also directly towards the sun but it really hurts my eyes to even climpse the sun so it is mostly blind shooting in hope to catch something beautiful which can also happen if I shoot very much. However, it is much more pleasing to shoot something that I can really see and focus on. When I shoot from boat or kayak I have to avoid too long exposure times because boat or kayak is always moving a little even in windless conditions. During the last moment of sunset and right after sunset I usually shoot directly to sun direction. I also like to zoom a lot and shoot series of photos to combine as panoramas later. I find that zoomed photos are much more balanced images in color tones than wide angle photos which tend to look small bright spots and quite dark elsewhere. With Lightroom and Photoshop with some effort it is possible to convert even dark wide angle photos to shining sunset images but I don't like to do that too much. For me it is more pleasing that I get the original photo quite the same as the final processed one.

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Taken on May 24, 2018