Simple Sunset

I’m still trickling through images from my UP trip last weekend. Slowly editing and uploading when I have the time and desire. This is one of my favorite images taken during the sunset that night, just simple colors. We had overcast skies and rainy weather for most of our trip. That worked out great for some waterfall images I took (coming soon!) but for everything else they weren’t so great. Fortunately, on this night, we camped at 12 Mile Beach Campground, and this view was maybe 50ft from our campfire! I took some images of the sun setting and included some coastline in the shot, but at one point I looked straight out over the water and saw these clouds being side-lit and the sliver of color on the horizon. I noticed that the sunlight was skimming the surface of the water and would illuminate the spray coming off the top of the waves in the same pink light, so it was just a matter of getting the timing right! I have some with large, crashing waves included and alot of pink mist, but I just like how simple this one is. Tech tip for a shot like this – set your white balance setting to something on the blue end of the spectrum, the sun provided enough pink glow to overpower the blue, but the color contrast (in my opinion) is what makes this photo. Lake Superior Sunset Red Vs. Blue

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