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8 June 2021

We took our daily walk through the neighborhood a little late yesterday. After dinner when most of the dog walkers had returned home and before the coyotes had come out.

Tamalpais Sunset. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 II R kit lens at 42mm (84mm equivalent), f5.6, 1/100 second and ISO 320. Processed in DxO PureRaw and Adobe Camera Raw.

We brought a camera because experience constantly reminds us we'll regret it if we don't. There was still a little light at dusk and you just never know what you'll run across.

We didn't run across anything.

But climbing the hill on the last leg of our walk, we saw a fellow across the street point his cell phone downhill but up into the sky as if to say, "Look!" He did it twice, which is the equivalent of yelling, "Hey, did you see that?"

So we turned around and there was Mount Tamalpais under a stream of clouds as the last light of day paid homage to its purple majesty.

We took a few shots and then turned to continue up the hill. When we got to the top, we turned around one last time, framed the scene in some silhouetted trees and a stone pillar and took the shot.

That's the one you see here.

We couldn't improve it by cropping, so we left it alone. But we did process the Raw file in DxO PureRaw before working on it in Adobe Camera Raw. It was bright enough that the camera set Auto ISO to just 320, not 1600, so there wasn't a lot of noise for PureRaw to deal.

In fact, the street was quiet too. We walked the last few steps back to the house glad we had gotten off the couch for a walk at dusk. You just never know what you'll see.

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