The Official Sunset Thread!

Mar 6, 2006
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Amarillo, TX
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I love the colors that happen when the sun meets to horizon going down or coming up. The key here in the panhandle is just finding the right foreground subject.

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It is even better when I can mix my love of weather with a sunset (especially when I am on vacation in Jamaica like the first photo below).
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Rarely does the sun set on the Panhandle without some sort of spectacle.
 
Mar 15, 2004
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The Bat on a Bike is located at the Broadway bridge where it crosses the Pantano Wash. Thousands of Free Tailed Bats live under the bridge, and people gather to watch their sunset exodus. The city recently installed a bike path along the wash, and so this somewhat strange art was born.

While watching the Finger Rock fire from the Broadway bridge over Pantano Wash, something was gnawing and scratching at my subconscious. Something out of the distant past. Something kinda fun! What it was hit me only when I got home, so I didn't get quite the 'right' framing. Still, any sufficiently ancient Meatloaf fan should recognize the scene. (I wasn't TRYING to blatantly plagiarize the album cover, but it sure came out looking very much the same.)

Like a Bat out of Tucson! ;)
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May 18, 2012
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For me, my favorite sunsets to shoot are the ones that we get during the winter months after a fresh snowfall. They always seem to be the best and most vibrant with colors. This is one of my favorites I shot during the midst of the 2014 winter. Besides, during the winter months, there isn't too much else to shoot.
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Being a Michiganian, I have a particular fondness for winter sunsets, and shots like this Ethan. Great stuff!!
 
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My daughter and I kicked around some Pinterest practice ideas a few weeks ago for a wedding that ended up being overcast. FYI, if ever you wish to replicate the ring concept, it helps to set a high F stop as to keep the depth of field from fading out. Perhaps someone could thread a tornado?

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