This is the first time that I have tried to do a HDR on a sunset scene. The light is changing so fast in this situation I didn’t know what to expect. Still, I like experimenting and so I gave it a try. I worked as fast as I could to get the shots (8 images in all – each 1 stop apart – were required to cover the extreme contrast range between the setting sun and the rocks in the foreground). At the time I didn’t know how it was going to turn out, but I like the result.
This was shot at a small beach in Maui where we have just spent 10 days of vacation. Just above and to the right of this scene is a deck where we would sit in the evening, eat our freshly BBQued meal and enjoy the sun setting behind Molokai (which you can see in the distance).