Warm Sunset

Sunset through bokeh.
Sunset through bokeh.

Sunset with bokeh in front, a view through a scrim of grasses and white sweet clover in a high meadow. Bokeh is a photographic technique that relies on a shallow depth of field when photographing so that just a subject or section of a photo is in focus while all the rest is blurred, especially behind, and any points of light become variously softened circles of light rather than points. Usually these points are actual lights, bright reflections or light areas against a dark background, In this case, photographing through the brush fragmented the light into shapes made by the brush itself, and each of these shapes seem to glow as softened circles of light.

Below, the full sun with just a few bits of grass in front, framed by trees, surrounded by wispy pink and violet clouds tinged with gold.

The full sun.
The full sun.

Leaving a meeting on Sunday night, the day still hot and the sun sliding toward the horizon, I drove along a local road on a hilltop with a view and knew I’d head for the trail through a meadow to capture the sunset. I was not disappointed, except by the utility wires and cell and power towers, which I edited out. These two photos are of the sun full up and blazing, and I put to use some of my recent study of photographing sunsets. I continued photographing after it had set and captured the horizon with silhouettes of trees, grasses and wildflowers, and an infinite view of wisps high up still illuminated by golden light as the land is darkening, plus some wildlife.

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