It’s gotten harder over the years to bribe my youngest son to pose in photos… he long ago decided I took more than enough of him. But sometimes the shot just needs a person in it to really work. A few times a summer he and I travel back up to the Marquette area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and I usually try to get out to Presque Isle a couple of evenings for sunsets.
I often end up torn when editing these kinds of shots… changing the white balance on the raw photo gets you such different tones and colors… I usually like it with the default setting’s overly orange feel, though it’s usually because of poorly set white balance that you get that. When I correct for it to get better blues in the water, it makes the sky have much less impact. I’ve tried overlaying the overly orange sky with the bluer water and that never works – it looks wrong immediately, likely the eye recognizes that it’s two different lighting situations.
Exposure: 1/320 seconds
Focal Length: 186mm