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Sunset… wherever beach in this world it buffs, is always marvelous. This particular photo was shot at Tanjung Aru Beach, where a special attraction is the spectacular sunset. Tanjung Aru beach is only 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu town centre. You can board a bus or taxi along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, or you may directly drop by soon as you ‘landed’ as it is just about the same distance from the MAS airport, and about half the distance from Air Asia terminal.

Shooting sunset needs an extra precautious, as a ‘complicated’ lighting condition may fool the camera metering, and upsetting our excitement to the God’s astonishing creation. To overcome this, shooting RAW is really advisable, as it allows us to apply a wider range of quality improvisations, adjustments and enhancements (except, for the ‘Parkinson’ failure).

As a novice, my RAW shot of this sunset saves me from knocking my head into my computer screen for my disappointments of over a dozen ‘bin-wise’ shots – plain sunset, with no point of significance interest. This is the only shot that has a nicely silhouetted subject, a group of people framed by a coupler tree, but in term of image quality, I misjudged the right WB and exposure and it turned to be dull and bluish (not ‘expressing’ the real scene on that evening). RAW shot saved my day.

Happy shooting.

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