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This is the second shot from above a Ranch near the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

Running out of time to catch the sunset at the Lighthouse, I decided to stop the car, get my gear out, and quickly start crawling under the barbwire fens to a better vantage point to get the diminishing sunset. Not a lot of time to had to move fast. In the process of crawling I ripped my jacket but that's a small price to pay for getting what I believe is a good shot.

The sunset was spectacular and adding the foreground along with the gracing dairy cows at the far left, this shot is complete. I can't complain as all of the elements of a good capture where there...just had to look and put them together.

In post processing, did a bunch of luminosity masking to bring out the detail in the shadows and also punch down the highlights a bit..I also did some curves adjustments, but no other major stuff done to the image...the image now represents what I saw.

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