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Bodega Bay Sunset

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 14 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This weekend, we journeyed north to Bodega Bay to spend the weekend with friends. All of our storms have given us amazing skies. This is the sunset from a beach just north of Bodega Bay.

By the way, I am trying to learn to do most of my adjustments in Lightroom, which I bought recently. I'm getting there, but, hey, I always find that I want to get my photo back into Photoshop for those finishing touches. I wonder if I'm not the only one having a hard time making the final switch to mostly Lightroom?

Anyway, I am pleased with this image and hope that you will enjoy it as well.

NIKON D90 1/13 second F/25.0 ISO 200 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Voiron, France

belle mise en page et beau paysage marin

14 Dec 2009 10:03am

philippe from dijon, France

La composition, la lumière, les couleurs... tout bon pour moi, j'adore..... très belle image, bravo.

14 Dec 2009 12:27pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Barbara, I'm a huge fan of LR, a reasonably skilled user, and a proselytizer for it! Having said that, there are a lot of people that are resistant. Beyond learning the new ways to achieve the same processing effects, they don't embrace all the image management tools LR provides. Too bad.

Have you learned about the Graduated Neutral Density filter in LR? I think it could be applied to this shot. Here is a good example: But he doesn't tell you how to do it.

Go into the develop module. The icon for the tool is just under the histogram. It's the second from the right. You click it, then drag from the top of the photo down about 2/3rds the height of your image. What's neat is then you can play with all the effects in real time.. How much negative exposure, etc. You can even add color. It's magic for sunsets. Give it a try!

14 Dec 2009 4:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb capture. I love Bodega Bay. When we lived in San Rafael, we went there all of the time.

14 Dec 2009 7:37pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot.

15 Dec 2009 12:04am

1/13 second
ISO 200
33 mm (35mm equiv.)