Note to self: when taking pictures, make sure a) the bloody horizon is straight, b) you don’t have the lens set to manual focus and forget to focus it.
Sigh… I took 15 or 20 shots of the sunset today which looked gorgeous through the viewfinder, except for the fact that they’re all crooked and out of focus.
Fortunately, I got lucky with this one. Ideally I’d crop it about 1/4 of the way from the top, but I said I wasn’t going to do anything like that, and I’ve only lied once so far.
Looking good, but I’m not sure why you’d choose ISO 400 when you’ve got that much room to slow it down? I’m also puzzled by the choice of a small f-stop, given that the focus is far away… did you want the foreground to be out-of-focus?
Anyways, beautiful picture, and personally, I wouldn’t crop the sky at all, since I love sky gradients so much. Although you would get a nicer presence from the trees with a bit of cropping… hmmm.
Thanks for keeping up with the project and posting such great pictures.