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    Costa Rican Sunset

    Staying down adjacent to the Corcovada NP on the Pacific Ocean we sat high on the cliff to watch the sunset.

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    Costa Rican Sunset

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    A very nice and soothing image, Peter. I like how you kept that small boat within the frame to show the vastness of the sea. The word Corcovada reminded me of Astrud Gilberto singing the lovely song "Corcovado".

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Peter, I'm still learning myself, but this caught my eye. I really like it. Did you enhance the color some or is this natural?

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Thanks for viewing Willie. You picked up on the themes I was trying to convey - being the vastness and how small we really are in the universe.

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Lovely shot. Oh how I miss Costa Rica.

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Hi Bob,

    I normally shoot sunsets on the Cloudy white balance setting because Auto WB adds blue to counteract the warm colours of a sunset and can make sunsets rather flat and uninteresting. In this case the colour was pretty strong as there was a haze offshore so I used the Daylight setting. I have my camera set to shoot slightly warmer (around 200 MIR) on most white balance settings because I find Nikons generally shoot a bit cool anyway. Then there is always PS in ACR if I miss anything. Apart from that just Clarity, contrast and sharpening. I hope this helps.

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Thanks Michael. Have a look at my web site for more shots of Costa Rica. I just updated the site from the trip.

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    Hi Bob,

    I normally shoot sunsets on the Cloudy white balance setting because Auto WB adds blue to counteract the warm colours of a sunset and can make sunsets rather flat and uninteresting. In this case the colour was pretty strong as there was a haze offshore so I used the Daylight setting. I have my camera set to shoot slightly warmer (around 200 MIR) on most white balance settings because I find Nikons generally shoot a bit cool anyway. Then there is always PS in ACR if I miss anything. Apart from that just Clarity, contrast and sharpening. I hope this helps.
    It does very much. Thank you for sharing that information. I will try this myself on a few sunsets and see what I get.
    Again, I really like that shot.

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    Bob

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    Re: Costa Rican Sunset

    Beautiful shot, Peter.

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    Thanks Abhi. I have to admit it was beautiful taking it as well. Great spot.

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