Kapiti Sunset

Sunset from the sand dunes of Raumati beach with Kapiti Island in the distance. Positioned to capture the sun burst in the tops of the flax stems.
Nikon D90, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO200, 24mm, f/16, 1/8 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, manual focus, cable shutter release
Import sharpened and colour balance in Lightroom 3.6.  Layered in CS5 for selective dodging and burning. Colour control points for cloud detail in Capture NX2.

 

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