Reflections of Sunset

Sometimes the unexpected happens and you just have to be ready. Sunday evening I drove back out to South Holston Dam to catch what was shaping up to be a beautiful sunset. I got a late start and found the sunset already dipping below the horizon by the time I arrived. I turned around and began making my way down the side of the dam to the water to shoot some long exposures instead when I was met with this scene. Everything had a hyper-orange glow – the rocks, the trees, the water…everything! I actually had to dial back the orange hue in post processing. I stopped where I was, planted my tripod in the loose shale of the 30&#176 bank and fired off several brackets. Before I made it to the bottom of the dam the glow had disappeared and darkness was settling across the landscape.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron AF 10-24mm

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz DeNoise

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