Third Pebble from the Sun

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Another seascape twilight scene from my archives. It looks unreal, doesn’t it? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing while I was shooting this series.

I shot this spectacular Southern California beach sunset a few minutes before Heat Waves. When I processed Heat Waves, I switched Picture Style in Canon’s DPP to “Portrait” to boost the reds. For this shot, I left Picture Style alone. I also used “Shade” white balance. Noise reduction was done via DPP. A few sensor dusts and distracting spots got cloned out. A slight S curve was applied to give it a “digital” Velvia look, and finally a blend to brighten up the sky a touch.

I took over 150 good shots that evening. This is the third image that I posted from that outing. Obviously, Heat Waves was the first post. I’ll leave the second for those who like to browse through my photo stream :)