I usually don’t take many photos like this. As in HDR you tend to expand the dynamic range to capture everything, this goes completely the other way. But as I was standing there an taking photos, this couple moved exactly between me and the sunset, and I just had to take this shot. I even took only one bracket, as I knew that this would be a silhouette and nothing else. I also left the foreground a little brighter than complete black, so you can see where they were standing. It’s actually on top of a hill above Hainburg in Austria. It’s a really nice place with a great view, just a little dangerous after dark. You have to be quite careful not to fall down :)

This is a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Romantic sunset

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  • Technique: Lightroom + Photoshop
  • Number of exposures: 1
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8
  • Focal length: 70 mm
  • Aperture: 2.8
  • Middle exposure time: 1/8s
  • ISO: 100
  • Tripod used: yes


Where was this photo taken:

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