I’m moving to the Badwater area of DV for the next couple of images. This shot was made in early twilight and with the significant (and sad level of air pollution sitting in the valley, the light was very blue. Both Travis and I commented when we walked out on to the the area that the light just screamed for use of tungsten white balance. Selecting tungsten white balance biases any day light towards blue. During certain times of the day, like twilight, even more so. The blue, then, is not a function of photoshop trickery but rather a choice made in the field about the mood and light at the moment and working with that. Architectural photographers have made use of this relationship between tungsten film and daylight for decades to capture some of the most beautiful images you’ve seen in Architectural Digest.
Technical: Canon 1Ds MarkII, 16-35mm@16, f/9, ISO100, Singh Ray 2 stop reverse neutral density filter.