This week’s post is connected in a way to last my last post. This is because we are always at Giau Pass but looking at the opposite side during sunset. I took this handheld photo with my 70-200 tele zoom lens to this mountain that seems to be a shark fin, which obviously inspired the name of my post today

The soft light of the twilight was near and the warm colors of the golden hour can be seen on the underside of the peak, the whole scenery is characterized by the clouds that began to rise and partially cover some parts of the mountain

This image although it is a handheld shot I still took three exposures to capture a greater dynamic range and allow exposure blending between the images


As I mentioned my goal was to exposure blend the images to achieve more dynamic range even if the images was captured manually the digital blend was easy with the use of TTS Pro with stack function and easy auto align. In this way starting from a brighter exposure I recovered the sky with the darker exposure than I fixed light and contrasts with the use of luminosity masks

I added a soft orton effect as I usually do with this kind of landscapes, it gives a soft dreamy look that I love, I increased vibrance and details in the whole frame, than I applied dodge and burn on some part of the image to increase the light coming from sunset and some relevant part of the image

I increased a bit the contrast and increased the yellow tones of with the use of warm filter, after this I used a very soft light bleeding technique through the top of the mountain peak

I hope you will find this usefull. I like to ear that from you!


Camera: Nikon D-850

Nikon 70-200 f/2,8 (used at 200mm)

Three Exposures (-1; 0; +1)

ISO: 100 at f9

Software: Photoshop CC2022

Plugin: TTS Pro 2.0