This type of view was seen up and down Georgia Strait last night as the Race to Alaska fleet (no motors, no support, all the way to Alaska) made their way from Victoria (noon start to Ketchikan Alaska). If you haven’t heard of R2AK, you might find it interesting. (click the Race to Alaska link above)
Sunsets require you to take many digital images in your quest of getting the best image possible. And that’s what happened here. In hopes of getting the scene at it’s very best, it’s common to start when the scene is lovely and keep shooting as it gets better and better (in this case intense colour and reflection) and not stopping until the scene is visibly past its prime.
This image was taken about 30 minutes after sunset, and before the sky became too dark and dull. It’s presented as seen, and as shot—without gobs of filters or over-editing. (only a bit of contrast and a tiny bit of sharpening). At this point in the sunset, it was getting dark. Attempting to show exactly what was shot, I did not adjust the brightness.
What an amazing start to summer.