Mexico - patricksmithphotography
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A few days before I made this image, I noticed how the sun would soon be setting right behind this old eroded pier as the summer solstice approached.  So I returned to make a long exposure at sunset.  (See “Exposed” on this page.)  Before that happened however, the light became quite dramatic so I went for a shorter exposure in order to show the light glistening on the water and lighting up the clouds.  It is good to arrive at a location with an open mind because you never know what to expect.  I try to see with an open mind and observe what elements attract the eye.  In post processing, this image had an overwhelming amount of color, so I had to de-saturate the sky in order to get back the details, which had become lost in blobs of bright orange.

A few days before I made this image, I noticed how the sun would soon be setting right behind this old eroded pier as the summer solstice approached. So I returned to make a long exposure at sunset. (See “Exposed” on this page.) Before that happened however, the light became quite dramatic so I went for a shorter exposure in order to show the light glistening on the water and lighting up the clouds. It is good to arrive at a location with an open mind because you never know what to expect. I try to see with an open mind and observe what elements attract the eye. In post processing, this image had an overwhelming amount of color, so I had to de-saturate the sky in order to get back the details, which had become lost in blobs of bright orange.

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