This picture was one of my favorites from a trip this weekend up to the Gold Lake 4x4 Campground just outside the Sierra Buttes. As the sun was setting, I decided to play around with some interesting camera angles and shots of my 4Runner, and it definitely paid off with this shot through the tree branches. The foreground was slightly blurred, but still managing to capture some of the branches in perfect detail as the golden sunlight was shining onto them. Shot from an iPhone.
Edits: (Photoshop CC)
- Clarified & sharpened
- Slight fade & shadow lift
- Slight circular blur with the car centered in the focus
- Added an orange hue to the entire image to emphasize the hue of the setting sun
- Cropped to 8"x10"