Sunset Cruise

This is from our holiday trip last week to Hilton Head, SC.  We were on a sunset cruise and I was hand-holding to get this shot.

I added a painted effect in Photoshop and kept it on the darker side to give it a more “dusk” feeling.  How do you think it turned out?

Kayaking at Sunset

This was a sunset shot taken at Corolla, NC, OBX on the bay side.

It is a 3 shot HDR image.  I combined 3 exposures using Nik HDR efex Pro.  The cool thing about the software is how it fixes ghosting.  Since the kayaker’s oar was moving in all 3 frames, I was able to choose which frame I wanted to use.  I picked the frame where the oars were moving the least.

I think it turned out pretty good.  I like the look and feel and the color.  What do you think?