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Pink Sunset, Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Sometimes, you're just standing in the right place at the right time. You have your camera ready to go and it's pointing in the right direction at the right things. Such was the case with this sunset over the Merrimack River as seen from the town pier in Salisbury, MA (facing Newburyport). For a brief moment - maybe 60 seconds - an already beautiful sunset suddenly lit up the sky with the most psychedelic shade of pink. For an instant, the river and sky were the color of pink lemonade, and then it was over.

This was a 7-shot HDR with some basic cleanup in Photoshop (to correct for some of the boat movements between shots). Otherwise - not much was done to this photo. If anything, I toned down some of the pink. It was one of the craziest sunsets I have ever seen.

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