Wait for me!

By the time Brian Bonham and I made it to this particular beachhead at Dalton Point, the sun was rapidly retiring. There wasn’t much luxury of time so it really boiled down to picking 2-3 compositions and really hoping to stick ’em. Within a minute or two after nabbing this shot, the color was all but gone from this particular vantage point, leaving Brian and I standing there… staring at each other.

In terms of processing
The first thing I did here was get proper tone using the Basic sliders in the Develop module of Lightroom 4.3. This helped give me a more balanced starting point to stylize my image. Next, I sent the image to onOne Software Perfect Effects 4. I applied a Blue filter and masked it out of the warm sunset area. I then masked in a bit of Golden Hour Enhancer onto the sun area and globally applied Hollywood Glow.

Final touches were then applied in Lightroom 4.3.

  • https://plus.google.com/117937415022745482256 Cameron Siguenza

    The brian vs brian extravaganza, kinda like spy vs spy – always amusing :) Love the muted splendor of this one +Brian Matiash

  • https://plus.google.com/106459286471239066178 Dion V

    Beautiful work, as always, +Brian Matiash

  • http://RCNaturephotos.com Rachel Cohen

    Beautiful shot Brian! I’ve had that happen to me so many times. The light is just gone way too fast! You’ve really got a beauty with this image! :)

  • https://plus.google.com/116161116150295022027 Bradlee Poohl-Jensen


  • https://plus.google.com/110466688127241330787 Elizabeth Hahn

    How long did gaze into each other's eyes?

    Love the last glow off int the distance!

  • https://plus.google.com/112414462117529518114 William Johnston

    great time of any day

  • https://plus.google.com/108705174211639807508 Brian Matiash

    +Elizabeth Hahn We gazed just one moment too long to where it became weird.

  • https://plus.google.com/110466688127241330787 Elizabeth Hahn


  • https://plus.google.com/112053600284879605047 Nicole Thompson

    that is beautiful

  • https://plus.google.com/107985065840016326900 Janeth Gonzalez