Sunset After the Storm

red misty sunset
Sunset After the Storm

A strange and eerie sunset, turning a familiar landscape into a foreign land, possibly a foreign planet.

I had to capture the sunset in three photos, one for the sky, one for the color of the sun, and one for the Earth. My DSLR can do many things, but when it comes to Sun and Moon photography, it just looks for contrast and I lose detail on both ends of the light scale. One of these days, I’ll find the right settings.

After a storm in August, there was some awesome mist in the valleys around here, I was out for an errand, and couldn’t resist. I couldn’t find a good spot in one of the valleys to photograph it, so I found a high spot and photographed it as the sun went down.

But it’s not so easy as that. The first set of photos I took were all overexposed because I bumped the dial on my camera and didn’t notice I had moved it to manual settings. I got in my car after 1/2 hour of photos and sat down to look at them before I left, which I usually don’t do, and all of them were…interesting…but not really what I saw. I started my car and left, driving down the road, thinking I had just missed an opportunity I’d never see again. I looked down into the valley as I drove and saw the mist was still there, not quite like it was when I had photographed it earlier, but still pretty nice. I turned around went back and did it all again.

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