Another shot of the absolutely stunning sunset from the Big Sur coast. This shot isn’t enhanced so the colours should be about as accurate as eyes would have seen if looking at the scene from the beach.
The camera’s exposure setting wasn’t particularly long but the ISO was up there a bit, tho Nikon says there shouldn’t be much noise until it get a LOT higher up than I had it. I did have a rather wide aperture tho. I could have used the camera’s PROGRAM setting to control shutter speed and aperture but I was experimenting with my own ability to make the settings on MANUAL, tho this was the first shot of a three-shot (shutter speed) bracket. The other two shots were far too light with my boosted ISO setting.
PS The horizon is level but you’ll have to trust me on this. I used the leveling tool on the tripod and matched it with the guide lines I always leave showing in the camera’s display. But between the non-level fog bank, the fading light from left to right, the semi-curved waves, and the completely angled beach, the eye can get quite confused as to what was the deciding factor.