Tangimoana Beach at sundown. Tide is on the way out. No fish caught this evening but this sunset made the trip. The thing with landscape photography is you never really know until you get there how the lighting is, what the sunset will be like, or the moon rise, maybe there are no clouds or total cloud cover. Often it takes several trips to yield a nice result.
Nikon D90, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO 100, 52mm, f/22, 1/30 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, manual focus, cable shutter release
Sharpened, light and colour adjusted in Lightroom 4. Layered 3 versions of the same image in Photoshop for control of highlight and shadow details.