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Another shot from tourlida sea-lake located 3km away from Mesolonghi.
Info check my previous post.


About the shot:
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Sunsets are a difficult subject to capture. Don't you think that setting your camera to auto settings, click and you're done. The reality is far from it.
First of all you have to find out how dark or bright is your sunset. and yes not all sunsets are the same.
The lower the sun is, the darker light you get.
However, the light metering can be easily fooled depending your foreground subject, and try to balance the exposure in order to get a normal light average. Thats wrong, the sun gets too white and the subject gets too gray killing the lack of realism the atmosphere needs.
So I tried here to underexpose some f-stops (EV-2) in order to get a faithful sunset at the background, and beautiful semi-black silhouettes in front.
I knew I could push up some details on the boats from RAW, and reduce the useless noise.
Balancing my POV, lowering a bit and click!


(PP) Post Processing notes:
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You have to check my workshop to find the differences. It took me a couple of hours practicing my hobby in PP.

- RAW detail squeeze
- RAW exposure recover and light fill
- Extreme HPP makeover where:
- RED masks applied (allright the atmosphere there was HOT)
- Light softfocus
- (NR) Noise Reduction
- Resize/custom sharpen
- Frame/Title
- JPEG optimization up to 300kb

I don't remember what else I did, I'm dead tired. goodnighty my friends or good day!!

Thanks for viewing/commenting.

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