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Another Sunset


Another sunset, just like you have already seen thousands of them. This one is perhaps a bit more dramatic or at least I hope. Specially made for the VFXY theme Sun. We had a beautiful sunset yesterday and since I have no better idea for this theme I decided to use this image.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file with a telephoto lens. In DxO Optics I developed 6 JPGs with a stop difference. I merged them into a HDR file in Photomatrix. By tone mapping it I got more balanced lighting. In Photoshop I used various masked adjustment layers (mainly curves) to dramatize it bit more. If there would have been more clouds then it should be much easier to make it stronger and more dramatic. Besides that I also had to remove lots of big black dots, which were actually birds, with the healing brush.

Another Sunset


Another sunset, just like you have already seen thousands of them. This one is perhaps a bit more dramatic or at least I hope. Specially made for the VFXY theme Sun. We had a beautiful sunset yesterday and since I have no better idea for this theme I decided to use this image.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file with a telephoto lens. In DxO Optics I developed 6 JPGs with a stop difference. I merged them into a HDR file in Photomatrix. By tone mapping it I got more balanced lighting. In Photoshop I used various masked adjustment layers (mainly curves) to dramatize it bit more. If there would have been more clouds then it should be much easier to make it stronger and more dramatic. Besides that I also had to remove lots of big black dots, which were actually birds, with the healing brush.

comments (16)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2009, 00:58
Love the colour
It's a very fine sunset picture Paul
Amazing sun!!! Waht a great colors.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 26 Apr 2009, 15:48
This warms. When I look out the window, it's more gray ...
  • KenC
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Apr 2009, 16:02
Yes,excellent sunset.
A sunset with the hypnotic effect Nice one Paul
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 26 Apr 2009, 20:14
Sunset or not, as I've wrote before - When the photo is done well, it's a joy to watch, even if you saw something similar before.
And this one is done very well smile
beautiful shot Paulsmile
Another GREAT sunset, the colors and the darkness work so well together.
A wonderful contribution to VFXY's Sun Theme!
one perfect sunset
Beautiful is the word ! A likey for me !!
A very fine version of a very common themesmile
Very nice shot. I love these warm colors.
But a beautiful one.
  • Tero
  • Finland
  • 4 May 2009, 19:35
great sunset, indeed.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 6 May 2009, 14:22
Wow, a breathtaking sunset. I like the colours!

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