Colorful sunset in Thailand

Colorful sunset in Thailand

During my travel to Thailand earlier this year I experienced some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen and today I’d like to share another image with you that shows one of those amazing sunsets. I took this image on Railay Beach during low tide.

Post-processing of this photo required several steps (and a few hours to achieve the effect I wanted). I first converted RAW to TIFF using Capture One 8. Then I moved to Photoshop, where I played with luminosity masks to improve contrast and also used ON1 Effects 10 to boost colors (BTW I’ve just started using their plugins so expect review in the near future) and I also used dodge & burn to make the ripples in the water in foreground stand out a little bit more.

Colorful Sunset in Thailand And of course, EXIF info for this image:

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
Focal length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure time: 1/30 s
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 1
E.V. Step: n/a
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: no
Technique: n/a
Software: Magic Lantern, Capture One 8, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10

2017-01-17T19:42:28+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Posted in: landscape, thailand|