Knockangle Point, Islay at Sunset

Knockangle Point, Islay at Sunset is a location I have visited more than a few times now as it offers a bit of everything, there are stretches of beach for miles, rock pools, crashing waves, stunning sunsets, sea mist and more. For this visit I was planning on catching the sunset but with so much choice I wasn’t really tying myself down to one or two images, not like me as I usually have my shoot planned, and have a plan ‘B’ in case it goes wrong but for this I headed out open minded.

Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.
Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.
Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.
Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.

The two images above are 8 minute exposures. The first image was how I had the edit in mind when I saw the raw file, however once I had edited it I decided to edit the second file a lot more under exposed to draw the viewer into the colours of the sunset.

Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.
Sunset at Knockangle Point, Isle of Islay.

This image a the result of a three bracket HDR edit, it wasn’t my intention to edit this, I was only going to use the bracket to get the detail in the foreground rocks and paint into the long exposure but as it is I decided to see what the tonemapped image would be like and was really happy with it, my only gripe with it is I would liked to have got lower down with the camera to bring the rocks into play a bit more, but as I said it wasn’t my intention at the time to do an HDR edit, but still three different edits from the same vantage point.

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    1. Thanks Emillio, I used to overcook mine all the time but overtime I started to ease off until I found what I liked. Give it a go, some people love it others hate it.

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