Robbed of Sunset
August 19, 2010, 8:57pm. Sunset was at 8:50pm, but the sky hadn’t changed since we arrived at this location. There’s a little bit of pink in the upper part of this image. The smoke is so thick you couldn’t even get a hint of actual location of the sun. Getting a shot of the sunset through the smoke was out.
I used my 70-200mm to compress the scene and highlight the smokeyness. I thought that this image seemed flat and lacked definition.
I did a 3 image HDR to bring out more details. I used Pro Contrast from Nik Color Efex 3.0 to add more definition. A few color control points in Nikon Capture NX2 warmed up the blue looking wheat, UnSharp Mask and I’m done.