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    Skyscape After Sunset

    Just wanted to share this.

    It has been a dull day here but, when driving home this evening, it looked as though the sunset might be emerging from the gloom. So I pulled off the road into the gateway of a farm field, and took a few hand-held shots. Here is one of the early ones -

    Skyscape After Sunset

    Only a few minutes later, it had transformed into this -

    Skyscape After Sunset

    The camera images have been cropped slightly to match, and a few adjustments made to get them towards the scene that gave me great pleasure to witness. I have never actually watched this happen before, so it was amazing to see how rapidly colours and light change after sunset. What a great hobby - photography certainly provides the incentive to see so much more.

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    I know what you mean about rapidly changing light, Philip. It usually manages to fade before I get my equipment set up.

    Your second shot certainly worked well.

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Nice capture Philip,
    Just goes to show, the best camera is the one you have with you.
    Glad photography has helped show you formerly unseen wonders, may you see many more in all walks of life (camera in hand of course so you can share).
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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Beautiful!

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Nice shot Philip, you certainly do have to act fast with this sort of shot. I wonder about cropping a little off the top of the sky ?

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Hi Philip,

    Yes I saw some of this on the M4 between Slough and Windsor, but no farm gates on the hard shoulder - plus it was not this spectacular in Berkshire.

    Good captures,

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    amazing sunset. I fully agree with you, since I began shooting photos I begin to 'see' my surroundings

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Thank you all for viewing, and many thanks also for all the comments.

    Dave (dje), I think you might have a good point there - here it is with a bit off the top:

    Skyscape After Sunset

    Philip

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    Glorious Philip

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Suggest a portrait crop or composition might work to focus the sightlines between the sky and tree, vs. a horizontal and vertical back and forth pull?


    Skyscape After Sunset

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    Thank you for the contributions 9 and 10 above.

    No doubt the landscape and portrait crops produce images that can be interpreted differently, and I like them both.

    Philip

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    Re: Skyscape After Sunset

    I recommend vewing sunsets in the golden hour(not just the light you see before it goes down below the horizon(once the sun is 45* above the horizon, you have 15 minutes before it goes down). But, It's the light that hits about 30 minutes before sunset and up to 30 minutes after it's gone past the horizon. So much light in one hour. Especially depending on if there is pollution, haze or cold/warm air. Second shot is much better though!

    Hope to see many more sunsets!

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