Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 38: SUNSET OVER THE NORTH SEA

Earlier this week, a friend in Belgium took us on his yacht for a sunset cruise on the North Sea to celebrate a birthday of one of the other participants. 

The trip came at the end of an an usual warm 30C september day and I was all excited when my weather radar app showed a solid line of clouds on the western horizon. Always promising for a vivid and spectacular sunset! Even better, the sea conditions were extremely calm; something that I've been told happens less than a dozen times a year...

The image below is a single shot, without the benefit of using fancy HDR  or image blending techniques. 

Image details:
Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF 18-135 lens
ISO 400, f11, 1/220s, 24mm (35mm full frame equivalent)
RAW development in Lightroom CC
Nik Colorefex pro 4 with Pro contrast filter

I was particularly attracted to the combination of two complementary colours; dark blue at the top and warm yellow on the sunset.

Remember: "Enjoy every sunset, look forward to every sunrise!"

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