Normally, before I leave for any of my trips I plan pretty much every single sunset and sunrise for the every day I travel. The day I took this photo was my very first day of my trip to Atlantic US and Atlantic Canada.
The plan was to cross the border at Calais couple of hours before the sunset and be ready for the evening light around Saint Andrews.
What I did not expect was the heavy traffic around Acadian National Park where I wasted two hours of my time and I had no chance to make it across the border before the sunset.
It was getting late and I was desperately looking for coastal access to be able to take a couple of shots of the St Croix River.
I found this spot just in time before the sunset light was gone.
Shooting & Processing
The challenge with this shot was that it was getting dark really fast and I decided not to waste my time setting up the tripod. I boosted the ISO to 400, opened up the aperture (f/3.5) and took a bunch of shots handheld.
I used Lightroom Rapid Editing for Landscapes, applying Natural preset first from Landscape Collection and then used TOOLKIT adjustments.
The Lightroom Editing Formula: Natural (2, 16, 31, 38)
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: Lightroom Rapid Editing
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise everywhere.
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors.