Yesterday evening was one of those times when neither Sheila or I felt like cooking dinner. So we went for an early dinner at a favorite place called Dockside in Venice, FL. Sunset is early this time of year, and as we were ordering I looked out the window and the evening light show had begun. I grabbed a shot with my cell phone, but it just didn't capture the real beauty.
Fortunately, my FZ1000 was in the car. The image above has only minor processing in Luminar. The camera truly captured the beauty of the marina at sunset.
And there you have it, one of my resolutions for 2019 - to never be without a real camera.
My cell phone is fine for food shots posted to Trip Advisor and Yelp, and a grabshot now and then, but they don't give me the quality I want. Last night's sunset was spectacular and is going to wind up as a print, maybe even on Performance EXT Metal!
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Had I not had a decent camera with me I would have been shooting "neuro-chromes," and sunsets in Florida this time of year are just too beautiful not to capture more permanently.
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