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This is the beach of Agios Nikitas, Lefkada after sunset time. We made a day trip to Lefkada's mountainous area's, ending the day on the westcoast. To see the sun set in the sea. We we're a bit late and rushed to this beach to see it, unfortunatly it was allready gone, but the afterglow was still there. This afterglow can be seen in the WS!

For this shot I stabilized the camera on some rock..as rocks are not always perfect flat the result was a slanting image, but ofcourse I rotated it to straigth in PP.

The theme, rocks in front with sea etc in the back is done a lot before, I haven't mastered it yet, but still would like to share this result with you. Maybe you have some hints for the next time, cause I like this theme a lot. Lower ISO and/or narrower aperture would help I bet.

Just hope you still like something in there.
Good evening


[Some info about Nikitas]
Agios Nikitas Lefkada: Agios Nikitas is a lovely fishing village 12 kilometres west from Lefkada Town which has become one of the lost popular holiday resorts of the island. It offers a large range of accommodations, taverns, cafes, bars, shops; a small family beach and a golden sandy beach with emerald waters are extending in front of Agios Nikitas. The popularity of the village is also due to the fact that it is close to some of the best beaches of Lefkada.
[the above is from the web]
In the evening there are no car's or motor's allowed in the center of the village, so you can have a very peaceful dinner and walk through the village. When you start the walk you start in the upperpart of the village and will slowly descend to the beach. It's a nice walk, there's authentical architecture there. The climb up is pretty touch if not in a good condition ;)
[/my info]

[Photo Technical info]
17mm, F8, 3 seconds, ISO-800 (should have used 200 or 400, but okay..) Pattern Metering

[PP info]

* Rotate, Crop & Resize
* Selected sky & applied despeckle + levels on it
* Inverse selection ->
* Shadow/Highlight
* Levels
* Reduce Noise: Strength 1, Reduce Color Noise some 20% orso
* Selective Smart Sharpen on rocky beach
* Slight USM on whole image
* Added border + & name.

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