Every photographer can show you a
collection of sunsets. I'm no exception, and I have about a hundred or
so in my archives... Here are a few, for your enjoyment.
Sun and sea, underexposed to intensify
the colors and keep the sun from washing out too much. With many cameras,
this kind of photo can be made in point-and-shoot style, with no further
photographer input required, since the automatic exposure system will anyway
underexpose when looking at this kind of contrast!
30 degrees latitude
At this latitude, sometimes the sunset
colors can be quite spectacular. I don't know why this happens. But I have
gotten pink, blue and even green sunsets!
A very small aperture combined with
fast shutter speed in strong counterlight leads to this effect.
A crazy winged cloud prompted me to
press the shutter this time.
Isn't it supposed to be round?
Focusing on the foreground rather
than infinity makes the sun blur into the hexagonal shape of the lens iris.
The rear plane is provided by the
already set sun illuminating the sky. The central plane consists of dark
trees. The front plane is artificially added by lighting the grasses with
There are some sunsets which just don't
need a title.
Bad night for astronomy
This is the time when astronomers
at the La Silla Observatory go to work. Even if the cloudy evening forecasts
a useless night.
An astronomer's nightmare can be a photographer's
The rear side
Sunsets must not always be photographed
looking towards the setting sun! Often the opposite direction offers a
sight at least as good!
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