This image was taken from Great Head, near Sand Beach in Acadia. I was up around 3am to make the hike down to Great Head, there is a lot of up and down, glad I had my headlamp to light the way. I took the hike the day before in the afternoon so I had an idea of where I was going and what it would look like. There was a nice little scramble right at the end to be able to get down to this spot, I assume only visible at low tide. This was taken right as the sun came up over my left shoulder, keeping my foreground in shade as the sun just started to light the cliffs in the distance.
Specific Feedback Requested
Does it have the feeling of the first light of morning? Is it too bright generally? I was having a hard time bringing out detail int he rocks in the foreground with out doing some significant lightening with whites and the curves.
Is the water too bright in the foreground?
Colors look ok? Saturation?
My typical questions!
Is this a composite: No
Foreground shot is around 1 second, a second for the sky and cliffs was shorter. ISO 100, f 11