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.
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.
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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