Beach Sunset

Santa Cruz, California

This is definitely one of my favorite photographs. I wanted to go for a soft, almost faded look so I kept it easy on saturation (I have a tendency to jack that up, as you can probably tell from some other shots of mine). Though I did try to emphasize the complementing blue sky and orange sun by including an ND grad gradient on the top of the photo to decrease exposure and make the sky darker to stand out a bit more. Other than that, not much was done in post aside from some increase of highlights and decrease in exposure. I was annoyed with the grass on the bottom of the composition but cropping it all the way out seemed a bit too odd.