Sunset on Ipenema Beach

I’m in Rio de Janeiro the next 10 days on assignment for Nokia shooting with their Lumia 1020 and 1520 smart phones. Camera phone technology has evolved so much in the past year. Both these phones now shoot DNG raw files that give me the latitude to handle a scene like this one. 
For the record I shot this on the Lumia 1520 and processed the file in Adobe Lightroom 5 to reach into the shadows and pull tons of more detail that otherwise would have been lost.

-Stephen Alvarez

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About the author

Stephen Alvarez is a photographer and frequent commentator on the role technology and photography play in our interconnected world. He is founder and director of the Ancient Art Archive (