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Bandon Beach, Oregon has one of the most beautiful collection of Sea Stacks in the world, and with the setting sun behind them! However, before the sun gets horizon-low, the light is many times too harsh and contrasty for taking meaningful pictures.
I decided to push the limits and try shooting with the Sony built in camera App called Smooth Reflections. Smooth Reflections not only smooths out the waves by stacking anywhere from 2-256 images using mean blending, but this also mimics a ND filter.
For this picture I set the camera to stack 64 shots into a single RAW file, which gave the equivalent of a 6-stop ND filter. However, in spite of the fiery colors, the lighting was still a little too harsh for my taste so I converted it to black & white and added a little vignette. . . and now I’m happy!