Seven ways to shoot a landscape: Seascape

Challenge #76 in the Sevens series. Hosted by Dutch Newchurch.
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Portal at second beach
by Ferpect
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Another shot from the spectacular sunset we experienced at the second beach in the Olympic Peninsula. The main challenge of taking shots here is the incredible change in lighting that happens in a very short while during sunset. This shot was taken just before sunset when the sun was creating an extremely high dynamic range scene. About 5 minutes after I took this shot, the sun went down and we had beautiful pastel low dynamic range scene.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 03:20 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 10th June, 2018
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 64
Notes: This one required about two graduated filters to balance out the high tones with the low tones. I also tried to get a Sunstar through the natural arch in the rock but got a sun portal instead.
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