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Joey Hamner's picture

Sunset over Lake Pontchartrain in South Louisiana.

I took this picture a few weeks ago and it was originally very underexposed. I was very close to deleting it, but for some reason decided to hold on to it.

I decided to do a little editing to it today, and was really pleased with the way it came out.

Being that this is the first picture I edit using Lightroom, any feedback would be great.

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David Pavlich's picture

Nice! I've got a bunch of Sunset pictures taken from the Mandeville lakefront. I lived there for about 25 years. :-)

Joey Hamner's picture

David, I'm originally from Houma, but moved to the Northshore a little over two years ago. Lake Pontchartrain loves to put on a show when the sunsets, especially in the winter.

David Pavlich's picture

This is one of the first Sunsets I caught and it happened to be at the pier in Mandeville. I can't tell you how much time I spent staring at the Causeway waiting for that perfect moment. :-)

Joey Hamner's picture

That's a great shot! The one I took was on the alligator marsh boardwalk in Fontainebleau State Park.

I may head to the pier after tomorrows storms pass and see if i can get some good shots

David Pavlich's picture

The whole lakefront from the marina to the pier offer great sunset perspectives. I did a lot of shots with a 9 stop ND filter to get that smooth water and cloud motion blur. I sure do miss it!

Joey Hamner's picture

Do you still live down here?

David Pavlich's picture

No, I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My wife is from Winnipeg and she lived in Mandeville for 20+ years away from her family, so now it's my turn. We left Mandeville in June of 2017. We're supposed to get about 5-10 inches of snow starting Sunday evening. Yea, I miss Mandeville!

Joey Hamner's picture

i like the snow, but glad we don't get it down here. i do wish we had an actual 4 seasons though, not just 4 seasons in a day

David Pavlich's picture

We have four seasons here; June, July, August, and winter. :-)