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I took this photograph back in early September and had forgotten about it until recently. It was one of the most exciting sunrises I have enjoyed on the Oregon coast in a long time and the final image came together even better than I imagined it would. The sky is great, but I particularly like the warm glow on the textured rock in the foreground.

Three exposures combined using layer masking techniques. Additional developing for contrast, color, definition and luminosity using a variety of adjustment techniques including luminosity selections, Tony Kuyper's actions and Lab color adjustments. Whew!

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