The sky this particular morning, was this amazing purple, orange and pink. I ‘snapped’ this while I was shooting some rocks and the surf and turned around and saw this. Well, close to this 🙂 I emphasized the drama and colours in the sky in post, which then lead into this kinda alien landscape you see here.
It is a good tip though, don’t forget to turn around and see what is behind you. You never know, the scene there might be even better than the one you are shooting.
Hope you enjoy it.
P.S. I’ve been getting some questions about how I achieved this image, since it’s a little over the top and un-usual looking, so read on…
The final image was something that I did not invision from the start. I knew I had something here, I just didn’t know what. The idea started by lowering the exposure back to “normal” as I had shot this overexposed to some extent. Once I saw how the awesome purple cast from the Cokin turned when I did this, its when the idea on how to move forward in processing this image came about.
I created a virtual copy of the original RAW file in Lightroom, which in essence gave me two exposures. One for the sky and another for the foreground. The rest you can see below. You can click to see a full size screen capture of these screen grabs if you wish.