Brilliant sunset

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The sunsets the last two nights have been gorgeous. On the way back from my daughter's wedding last night, I got to enjoy a brilliant crimson sky. Tonight - with camera in hand - the sunset was brilliant orange. Here are three of the many photos I took this evening. The first is the sun shining through the trees over a hillside of grass and Autumn wildflowers. The second is the sun through a tall stand of grass. The last is the fading glow of the sky, with a fading contrail on one side, and Venus in the upper left. I was right on the edge with the shutter speed on this one, and was pleased to be able to capture Venus so cleanly without blurring the trees. All hand-held with the Yashinon-DX 45/1.7.

    Tony
     

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice
     
  3. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    I really like the fist photo. I'm a sucker for sun burst shots. Good work.

    Larry
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys.
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Looking in a slightly different direction at the peak of the orange glow:

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  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Very nice, I much prefer that over the first example. :)
     
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Nice shots, although the noise detracts from the colors in the last two. This kind of shots really calls for a tripod IMHO.
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Both were taken at ISO 800. When I converted from the RAW files, I didn't use any kind of noise filter. The first photo was just to see if I could capture Venus hand-held. I agree the colors and texture in the second, which was actually taken a few minutes earlier, are better.
     
  9. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Yes, good eye and thinking going on in these shots. Excellent comps and nice placement in the first shot Tony, brilliant work and results.

    All the best. Another good read in your post.

    Danny.
     
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks again, Danny.