Lighting Up The Horizon

Sunset, Lake Geneva

This was another great sunset we had here in Geneva recently. We’re experiencing a run of dull weather at the moment, but every now and then the clouds start to break up toward the end of the day and there is some great light scattered about the sky.

After I discovered it a couple of months ago this has become one of my go-to locations around the lake. Unfortunately a new boat has arrived since I took this shot, occupying the water on the left of the image. It doesn’t make for such a nice composition! So I’m going to look for an alternative next time I’m out.

What you can’t see in this published version are the cigarettes in the foreground, which I cloned out in Lightroom. It always baffles me that people think it’s ok to drop cigarette butts on the floor. I’m not sure how it’s different to any other kind of littering, which most people would find completely unacceptable!


10 thoughts on “Lighting Up The Horizon

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Shane. I exposed this shot for the sky as I always try to with sunsets, so the foreground was in deep shadow. Fortunately Lightroom is fantastic at bringing out the shadows!

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Krista, I just wish this spot was still available for shots throughout the summer. Because there are so many boats everywhere around the lake you can end up with quite messy shots. It can be difficult to find these locations with nice leading lines. But I’m looking forward to the challenge of finding some new angles!

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Andrew. Many people tend to (in my opinion) over saturate their sunset photos. I much prefer the softer colours such as those in this shot. They may not look quite as impressive, but they’re much easier on the eye πŸ™‚


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