Ellwood Shoreline Twilight


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Wanting to get some cardio works done, I took my mountain bike out on my favorite trail. At the end of my ride, I caught this spectacular sunset on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific ocean.

Getting the final image required a little works. The setting sun was still too bright and the right side of the frame was in dark shadows. To balance out the extreme contrasts, I ended up stacking two GND filters (3 stops + 2 stops). During post processing, a digital blend and a little dodging were done to bring out some colors on the bluffs and to lighten the upper sky. This is a vertorama composite from two horizontal shots.