Sunsets 2013

STexan

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Feb 11, 2012
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A[nother] general thread for sunsets and moon photos. Was in Arches NP and grabbed a few sunset silhouette pics. The partial moon was too high up to be practical but I shot it anyway ..





I still can't figure out how to put reasonably sized pics here in a forum post
 
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Jan 27, 2010
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Fort Worth, TX
Robert,

Create an imgur account and you can edit directly from the site to change the size of your image, then just link directly to imgur as opposed to uploading to stormtrack and you should be able to maintain a relatively decent sized image (that isn't overwhelmingly large). With that said, I am not usually one for sunsets but I had to get some shots of this sunset in the Panhandle last week.

 
Mar 23, 2013
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Denver, CO
Near Yuma, CO - 5-17-2011

Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Focal Length
100mm

Aperture
f/4.5

Exposure
1/40s

ISO
100





NNear Yuma, CO - 5-17-2011

Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Focal Length
24mm

Aperture
f/4

Exposure
1/25s

ISO
100

 
May 1, 2004
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Springfield, IL
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This was a quick experiment in HDR time lapsing. It's an 80 frame animation, each frame is three exposures at different shutter speeds, merged in Enfuse.

Watch video >

Technique worked fairly well for the sunset scene, but for stormscapes I don't think you can shoot fast enough unless you're doing a whole supercell shot from a distance, and a slow moving one too.
 
Mar 15, 2004
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Nice. Like the style and the clouds cooperated quite well. Looks like it could have been touch and go there for a while hoping for some sky before the light fell off too much.
Monsoonal sunsets are a riot of shapes and colors and light. About all you can do is carry a camera and be ready to shoot whatever the sky throws at you. :) That said, this combination of clouds, light, and a hopefully interesting foreground is somewhat rarely encountered. I was out on a late night critter hike with a 'meetup' group, looking for snakes, toads, spiders, scorpions, cougars (the 4 legged variety!), and any other varmints that were out and about. The sunset was just the first 'catch' of the evening, we saw all manner of rattlers, a family of skunks, and even a bobcat.