Wait for me!

Wait for me!

By |2013-01-31T09:38:28+00:00Jan 31st, 2013|

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.

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  1. Cameron Siguenza January 31, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

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

  2. Dion V January 31, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful work, as always, +Brian Matiash

  3. Rachel Cohen January 31, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    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! :)

  4. Bradlee Poohl-Jensen January 31, 2013 at 10:03 am - Reply


  5. Elizabeth Hahn January 31, 2013 at 10:05 am - Reply

    How long did gaze into each other's eyes?

    Love the last glow off int the distance!

  6. William Johnston January 31, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

    great time of any day

  7. Brian Matiash January 31, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply

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

  8. Elizabeth Hahn January 31, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply


  9. Nicole Thompson January 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    that is beautiful

  10. Janeth Gonzalez January 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply


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