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Sunset Over a Calm Sea

Sunset Over a Calm Sea

This was taken around the same time as Post-apocalyptic Sunset but this image is more true to what the eye saw. Two shots, exposed for foreground and background were merged with a layer mask in Elements, simulating the use of an ND gradient filter. Processing was then finished off in Lightroom.

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Post-apocalyptic Sunset

Post-apocalyptic Sunset

To the eye, this was a gentle, pastel-coloured sunset but I wanted to come up with something more punchy.

This was shot auto-bracketed (+/- 2EV). The frames were enfused to a single image with improved dynamic range and this image was then processed in Lightroom.

Colourful Canoes

Colourful Canoes

These canoes, beached in the old Hermanus harbour, are used for whale watching trips.  It must be fantastic to get close to the whales in such small craft and there is probably great opportunity for photographing them; but I don’t fancy the idea of taking my camera out on the ocean in a canoe.

The Old Jetty

The Old Jetty

Misty Morning Fogbow

Misty Morning Rainbow

I was out before sunrise but it was a misty morning and the sunrise was not visible so I spent some time taking close-up shots of rocks in the mist. As I walked back up the beach the mist started to clear and this rainbow, or fogbow; as white rainbows are known, appeared. I was fortunate that my 10mm lens was wide enough to capture both ends.

This is the rainbow/fogbow mentioned in my previous post.

Misty Morn

Misty Morn

I took this shot at Paternoster around sunrise.  I was initially disappointed that it was misty but in the end it worked out as I got this shot and one of an impressive rainbow, or fog bow, as I’m told this kind is called.