Just after sunset at Östraby Kvarn.
The difficult thing about shooting lovely sunsets is not in the shooting but in the showing. The extreme variation in the intensity of light between those brilliant golden clouds and the deep moody dark ones makes it difficult to show on a monitor a scene which is as mesmerizing as nature originally displayed. It’s further complicated when shooting a panorama, because while you’re developing any single raw photo before stitching you can’t well predict what treatment is needed so that some other photo, which de facto has to receive identical treatment in order for the stitched panorama to be seamless, doesn’t get blown into oblivion or pushed into the shadows. Ideally you would stitch first and ask questions later, and that’s what I did here. Following on from my “unclipped” tests with 4-legs ( A dog on a rock ), this panorama is made from Sony α7 II raw files converted to flat, unclipped, 32-bit floating-point TIFFs using RawTherapee, stitched in Hugin, and then processed again in RawTherapee to put some dents in the flattitude. Three intermediate versions saved - ground, field and sky, and those layers were merged in GIMP.