Payong Payong Point
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The problem is that the two photos that I used had about a minute or two in between them. That short gap of time meant a lot as the water receded quickly and changed the outlines of transition between highlight and shadow areas between the rocks and water or rocks and sky/horizon. No matter what kind of alignment I do, I just really cant take out the ghosting in the edges that resulted from the two photos.
Until finally, I decided to go back to Lightroom and process the photo exposed for the highlights and brought back more details in the shadow areas. I also toned down the part lit by the setting sun as it turned out a bit too bright and irritatingly attracts too much attention towards the upper right side of the frame. Finally, I got a good image from a single photo but had glare on the lower left part. So I decided to blend in my second photo to make the lower part look good.
After several tries of processing, blending, and final processing in Photoshop, I finally got the final image looking quite great and now I am happy with it. :)
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