I am glad to say that this type of sunset is a rather common occurrence here in El Segundo. I snapped the photo on the right, but I needed more zoom to focus on the water tower and get the amount of zoom that I wanted. The foreground is dark (I didn’t have a gradual filter) and the is not that interesting.
Using the HDR effect in Photoshop 5 was more fun than beneficial. The buildings look nice and crisp, but the sky and trees seem a bit over the top. (click on the image to see the full story)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL1
Lens: M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm, f/1.8
Settings: Aperture Priority (2.2), ISO 200, 1/160