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  Mini#35 Best of 2016
Entry 9 of 38
Go Towards The Light       ©2016 davemisunas
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       9th place, 107 points
25s, f5, ISO 125, 46mm, Manual, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: In Lightroom, Darken Shadows,
Darken Highlights...
Lighten Exposure...
More Contrast, Clarity, Saturation...
Fine tune Colors Yellow, Orange...
      Extra Info: Sun Setting behind Rocks... Pfeiffer State Park.
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Anthony Comyn
Jan 10, 2017
    I was a little concerned that my eyes were deceiving me, so I downloaded your image and imported it into Lightroom, then desaturated all the green, and changed the Hue on the yellow slider to a little more orange (I do this because in Lightroom there is also a band of green which which overlaps into the yellow slider). I can confirm that there is a fair of green in the scene, especially on the rocks. I have emailed you the green desaturated version for reference.... hope it helps.

Jan 10, 2017
    Thank You to all that viewed and commented and voted on this photo… Anthony I do not see the Green you mention (note- I have never calibrated this monitor). To those that asked about the lighting and how the Sunset Orange can be present with the dark sky and stars…The rock wall and water where light painted with flash light during the 25s exposure.. was not trying to paint the foreground rocks but could not paint the water without hitting the rocks… ( I may darken them just a bit to make the lighting a bit more natural. The sky and Orange are right out of the camera… LR helped bring out(brighten) the orange color.

Jan 9, 2017
    Congrats with your placing, I am also very interested in how you achieved the sunset and the starry sky in 1 image.

Jan 9, 2017
    I'm so amazed you are just before me in the ranking. I did wonder how is the sun setting while the starry night is out? did you add the orange in

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Jan 9, 2017
    Beautiful shot.

Jan 9, 2017
    Excellent exposure to be able to capture the deep blue of the sky, the detail in the rocks, and the glow of the sunset through the opening.

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2017
    This has all the elements for a spectacular image and yet just misses for me and I am unsure why. The foreground and background rocks are equally spectacular, the water is ethereal, maybe it is I sense the elements all compete and don't work to present a cohesive whole. Or maybe it is just me.

Jan 8, 2017
    Really amazing shot, especially how you captured the sun setting through what looks like a magical door. My top pick!

Jan 7, 2017
    An intriguing shot, well-executed. Despite the brightness of the sunset through the arch, it seems odd that there's no trace of it in the sky above the rock.

Jan 7, 2017
    Very effective shot. There are lots of shots of this place from up top, but you had to be on the beach for this one. And also patient, I think. Nicely done.

Jan 7, 2017
    Beautiful place and wonderful photo. It looks like a doorway into a magical fairy-tale land. Top 2.
Edited on Jan 7, 2017

Jan 7, 2017
    Good composition. The lighting is a bit unnatural and surrealistic.

Jan 6, 2017
    I'm assuming this was dark and you used some type of lighting to bring out the rocks. Interesting result. I'm trying to imaging the color gradient in the sky behind the rocks from the orange setting sun to the dark blue sky above. Probably the orange light would have not allowed you to capture the stars.

Jan 6, 2017
    great light painting

Jan 6, 2017
    Love the lighting and composition of this. The bright planet in the sky makes it even more appealing.

Jan 6, 2017
    Tremendous shutter speed choice and effect. The detail in the foreground and the orange lighting are superb to draw in the viewer's eye.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 6, 2017
    The green on the rocks in the scene is a bit distracting, but overall I like it.
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