Saturday evening, I had the chance to sneak away with my wife to the beach, for sunset – and it was a gorgeous sunset indeed. We shared a cold drink and waited for the magic moment, then walked down to the water’s edge to bid good night to old Sol.
As we approached the shore, Carol stepped up and began to take some photos of her own, and that’s when I saw this image appear.
I had my camera set to bracket for HDR shots of the sunset, and took a bracketed shot of her standing there watching the sunset, camera in hand. But, somehow the HDR image (which brought in all the detail and color into the shadow areas) was nowhere near as powerful as the middle shot of the bracket, the one you see here.
Simplicity trumps technology.