09 Sep 13. Returning from a busy day in Seattle last Friday which included picking up our Triptik for the first phase of our Colorado Plateau adventure starting the 16th, we made the mistake of deciding to take the Edmonds ferry vice either the Seattle ferry or driving around and found ourselves and the cherubs sitting in the vehicle with a 90 minute wait just to get on boat. By the time we finally reached our side of the pond the sun was rapidly setting and providing a most delightful display. Once the orb had dropped behind the Olympics the after glow began to turn the clouds many shades of vibrant red-orange, and I found myself unable to get into position to capture it at its height. When I was finally able to reach a position that would allow me to get any kind of a shot the real show was over. But I was able to get a couple of frames that had potential. Selecting one, I first removed the power lines that I didn't need, then did a curves manipulation to bring back the lost color but left it only in the sky and masked it out of the mountains, fog layer, and trees. Then I created a dodge & burn layer to selectively darken parts of the sky to keep everything balanced. That brought the image to what I had been watching as I raced the sunset to find a place to shoot it. The mountain range in the background is the Olympics. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/60 sec @ f / 8.