• Lyndell Daniel

Stunning Sunsets - Moreton Island

Updated: Feb 7

I just love watching sunrises and sunsets. I can't decide which I like the best. The invigorating feeling of waking up early to catch the sun rise and shine light onto a new day. The sunsets however, display the fading of a day that you have just experienced. The sunsets in Australia, with Moreton Island being no exception, are so stunning, with red hot fiery skies.

The pictures below are some of the sunsets we encountered on our family holiday at Moreton Island.

All photos were taken using a Nikon D500 camera, hand held. I have included settings, lens and post editing techniques on each picture.

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm VR f/2.8E FL ED. 1/125s @ F/7.1 @ 70mm; ISO 140. Crop and white balance in LR; Adjust Exposure and Contrast in LR; Posts from bunting removed in PS.

Nikon AF-S 24-700mm f/2.8G ED. 1/400s @ F/9.0 @ 55mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR;

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm VR f/2.8E FL ED. 1/125s @ F/8.0 @ 70mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Apply my saved HDR (Light) preset in LR. Posts from bunting removed in PS.

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm VR f/2.8E FL ED. 1/125s @ F/8.0 @ 70mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Increase saturation, vibrance, shadows and decrease highlights in LR.

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm VR f/2.8E FL ED. 1/125s @ F/8.0 @ 70mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Apply my saved Vivid Graduated Filter preset to the sky in LR. Posts from bunting removed in PS.

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. 1/1000s @ F/8.0 @ 70mm; ISO 125. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Apply my Sunset Golden Haze (Light) preset in LR.

Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. 1/200s @ F/9.0 @ 35mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Increase saturation, vibrance, clarity and shadows; decrease highlights in LR.

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. 1/300s @ F/6.3 @ 48mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Apply my Sunset Golden Haze (Light) preset in LR.

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. 1/800s @ F/6.3 @ 50mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Increase black and white clipping, vibrance and highlights; decrease shadows, saturation, temperature and shadows.

The 2 images (above and below), have been included to explain my passion for photography.

I am disappointed with the photos, as I feel I couldn't capture the atmosphere of the evening, which for me is what photography is about - capturing the moment.

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. 1/1000s @ F/5.6 @ 70mm; ISO 100. Crop, adjust white balance, exposure and contrast in LR; Increase saturation.

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