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Sunset on Copano Bay

One of my favorite locations when visiting Rockport, Texas is the Copano Bay area. It is one of the few areas you can capture a sunset in this part of the gulf coast. So I set out to photograph a colorful sunset on Copano Bay. It took me two visits to get this beautiful and colorful sunset. The first try was overcast and gray. We got a wonderful sunset the following day.

Copano Bay was inhabited by the nomadic Aransas Indians, who constructed camps along the shore about 4,000 years ago. The Aransas people left the area approximately 700 years ago and were replaced by the Copane Indians, for whom the bay is named. The Copane were one of five groups that occupied the mid-Texas coast.

Sunset on Copano Bay
Sunset on Copano Bay

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens set on 33 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 25 seconds and the ISO set at 100. I used a neutral density filter to lengthen the exposure time and I used a tripod for stability  This is a single image processed using Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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2 thoughts on “Sunset on Copano Bay”

  1. I like your composition a lot. Of all the photos I have seen so far, this is the best Murph Park image. I did not have a good visit to Rockport but you were able to get some some nice images despite the lousy weather conditions. Kudos.

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