Friday, February 1, 2019

Winter sunsets in Los Angeles

Here are some deep colors from Hahn right as the sun’s last light was hitting the skyline and Baldy. I usually do a couple of things to help ensure the colors come through nicely; one is using a CPL to help colors become more saturated with better contrast and the second is to always underexpose the sky 1-2 stops depending on how bright the clouds are. If I am shooting with a low ISO, bringing back any shadow detail in the foreground won’t really introduce much noise. If I am shooting at a higher ISO, I’ll usually blend exposures to get a cleaner shot all around but in this case a single shot worked just fine. I also tend to use a warmer white balance for a shot like this to help bring out the yellow/oranges with less blues and then any final processing can enhance it as much as you wish from there. Got a few shots last night after the rain and hopefully some more this weekend after the second storm hits. Nikon D750, Nikkor 70-200, f/14, ½ sec, ISO-50

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Brandon Yoshizawa
B.A.Y | photography
Landscape and Wildlife photography