A few nights ago I went out to the gorge withand . After spending a few hours of fun sloshing through water to photograph Ruckel Creek falls, we made our way up to the Vista House and met up with to watch the sun set. It had been a beautiful day, and (as you can see) ended up being a beautiful sunset.
While most of the crowd of people were watching the actual sun go down, I (as usual) am looking another direction to see what kinds of colors I can find in the sky. I also love that glow of light you can sometimes see when you do get a good sunset, and it’s usually in the opposite direction of the sun (imagine that!). ;)
Post-processing: This image was a combination of two photographs merged together, one to capture the sun-lit landscape and a second (photographed six minutes later) to get the amazingly pink and glorious sky (which just got better and better as the time passed, hence the six-minute gap). I did most of the editing in Lightroom 4 (minus the jump to Photoshop to do the masking and minor levels adjustments). I also added a teensy bit of split-toning to play with the colors, I think it gives it a nice “pop”.