Late in the evening in early July, I was perched on the coastal shores of Kodiak Island, along Fort Ambercrombie park. The sun poured in from the west throwing a golden glow on the rocky cliffs at 10:40pm. Kodiak is known for its ever changing island weather, and I enjoyed a mix of sun and rain during my visit there.
The foreground element in this image is a blossoming shooting star flower. My camera was set up on a tripod, and even at f/20 I could not get the complete depth of field to include the flower and the horizon in sharp focus. So what I do in situations like this is shoot two different frames of the same scene, with different focal points, and blend them in photoshop. Some compositions work better than others for this technique, and I employ it only to optimize on technical image sharpness. Additionally–as I feel I’m constantly reiterating this point on color– the warm and cool mix of colors here make for a pleasing color pallet.