Sunday, February 6, 2011
DAY THIRTY SEVEN
I watched a beautiful sunset today as I took this picture. This photo was taken at a beach along the US-101 in Santa Barbara County. It is a composite of two photographs...one exposed for the sky and one exposed for the rocks and the water, both using a neutral density filter. I wanted to use my neutral density filter to capture the full shot in one exposure in camera but the neutral density filter I have didn't cut the light from the sun by enough f-stops for me to achieve that. Therefore, I had to take two exposures and combine them in Photoshop. Other edits in Photoshop include an Exposure Adjustment Layer, Brightness and Contrast Layer, sharpening, crop, and dust removal.
More specifically, here are my RAW image files and I've included the EXIF info for each picture. The reason I've included it here is because I copied both RAW image files into a new document in Photoshop and Photoshop stores the information that the document is created and not the EXIF information for the shots. Therefore, Flickr will not see the EXIF information on this image either. Also, I was going to go back and re-upload the photo but the EXIF data would have only been representative of one of the exposures. So here's the full EXIF info, edit info, and any other info your heart desires. :)