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Anvil Island and Howe Sound at sunset. Howe Sound is just north of Vancouver on the way to Squamish and Whistler. Although it's called Howe Sound, it's really a fiord, carved by glaciers in the last ice age, leaving steep mountains on each side of the water. I actually went to this place to get some shots of waves, because the previous night had a big windstorm, but as you can see, there were no waves at all (but it made for some nice reflections!).

I know a lot of people on TE look down their noses at sunsets, but when I see a scene that is so beautiful I can't resist.

Some technical details: I used a 2 stop graduated neutral density filter, but the contrast was just huge. In processing I did a "shadow/highlights" adjustment in Photoshop, and some work with curves.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 61 N: 5920] (26545)
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