Rising Sun Reprise

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Rising Sun Reprise 20mm, f/16, 1/60, ISO 200

I don’t ever get tired of beautiful sunrises…like this one I recently witnessed on the beach in Port Aransas, TX.

I used two versions of the same exposure to create the image above.  One version used daylight white balance while the other used (nearly) a tungsten white balance.  A gradient mask blended the two, keeping the golden light in the lower portion of the frame and gradually transitioning to the blue sky above.  Four or five curves layers were used to touch up portions of the image and create a vignette.  Some minor cloning/healing was done to get rid of some birds zipping across the screen and a few other tiny elements.

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3 responses

  1. Alistair McNaughton

    What an appropriate verse!. Beautiful capture.

    October 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  2. Nice processing, never thought of that, well done

    October 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  3. Thanks, both of you!

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

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