This maybe one of my most memorable images. I took it back in July, when Escaype forecasted an amazing sunset in Big Sur. Many of us left and reached this location and began exploring our options. Luckily, Jeff Lewis was with us as well. I found a decent place to shoot but he thought we can do better. So, our group split into two and Jeff led the other group searching for a location that could do justice to the epic sunset we were expecting. The sunset time was approaching fast but Jeff had a purpose in his step. Eventually, we reached this location and after looking for better options close by I decided that this was probably the best bet. Jeff had it figured much earlier than me and I just placed my tripod next to him perilously close to the edge of this channel. The sun set within 2-3 minutes and then the epic sunset was before us. It was the first time I experienced something so epic and being really new to this I just shot in as many ways as I possibly could to try to capture what I saw. While we were shooting Michael Shainblum, who happens to be one of my favorite photographers reached this location searching for Jeff. He sent his friend for a profile picture and did shout “Don’t copy my comp”, but I did include his friend anyway 🙂 When I came back home, I did not want to mess with the images I shot. But at that time I felt I was not ready to process these images, so I am really glad to be finally done with it. When you are in a company of top photographers like Jeff on my left and Michael above then you get inspired and strive to get better. I was really lucky that day to have been in the company of both of them and that made this day a memorable one!
This is a manually stitched focus stacked panorama with perspective blend!
Forecast by Escaype
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