This was shot at some little park on the Caloosahatchee River. It’s usually crowded with people enjoying the river and the park. Luckily the shore wasn’t being fished so I setup my tripod and took a few shots of the sun setting in the distance.
I used my 15mm Voigtlander to get this shot. I really wanted the covered pier on the right to be in the frame. I also wanted to capture both shores because the sun reflecting on the buildings on the left to be included. That’s where the 15mm lens comes in handy.
I did the usual curves and dodge/burn adjustments for local light. Then it was time to mask in various bits that I wanted. The sky got one mask and the shore another. I knew I wanted to keep the image warmer so I added another mask in for hue and saturation along with a bit of polarization.