My eye was drawn to this man sitting by the water at sunset, because he looked so contemplative. I find that the changing light of sunset soothes me, and in this peace comes room to think. I really enjoyed this sunset, and I had the time to because this was taken on vacation in Trieste, Italy.
I used a very small aperture to get the star effect on the sun. This also helped ensure that some parts of the picture were dark. I used a few different shutter speeds and this was the one that got the effect I wanted. Only minor adjustments in Lightroom to Clarity and Vibrance were necessary.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 15-85 at 44 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160