Day #138 @ Photography Project 365

We got an amazing sunset here in Munich this evening and fortunately, we had a great view of it from our apartment. What really captivated me about this scene were the sun rays bursting through the clouds down to earth.

This panorama wasn't stitched together from several photos but simply cropped out of a single shot. In post-processing, I increased contrast and blacks to make the foreground a silhouette. I also bumped up saturation and vibrancy to accentuate the colors - the colors don't look that good in real life.

joel@shutteria.com

7 comments:

M. Hassan said...

That is one awesome sunset indeed!

You're totally right when you said the rays made it more beautiful.

Well done!

Rick said...

Nice work Joel - I like what you did with the shot - awesome result!

J.J.S. said...

Thanks, M., Rick. I enjoy post-processing and there is indeed a lot that can be accomplished through it.

darlin said...

What a beautiful shot, even with the doctoring. Now your honesty of what you do to your photos I really appreciate. I can learn so much from people here, the way to take shots, the way to fix them and if I continue to pay attention I just might get it one day! That or read my book, "Rebel XSi for Dummies" lol

J.J.S. said...

Thanks, Darlin. I'll continue being honest about and with my photography! :-)

Kyla said...

AMAZING! Your post processing does it justice!

J.J.S. said...

Thanks, Kyla. You'd be able to do the same with PSE too.