First of all, I have to admit that I Love sunsets! I love watching them, and esp. I love shooting them! I find myself snapping a photo every few seconds sometimes, and end up with well over a hundred photos to sort through by the time I get home. Tonight was not any different.
A good friend asked if shooting from the upper deck of the parking garage at the Mohegan Sun casino in Eastern CT would be good for shooting the sunset. I thought so, so I looked at my Sun Seeker app and determined the best garage (of many) to shoot unobstructed. I got there about 1.5 hrs before sunset to verify. (note: in CT, with the many hills and trees, finding an area to shoot the sun set from takes some searching; either a tall structure or a very large field on the proper side of the road has to be found, and be accessible.)
So we chatted till the sun started approaching the horizon, and then the haze began to explode in color! It was a beautiful sunset 🙂 The casino hotel’s exterior is paneled with reflective glass, so I made sure to turn around and shoot the casino periodically. This first shot is my submission for “Reflected Love” on SeeingSpotsPhoto and Nick Exposed’s photo scavenger hunt challenge, because I love sunsets 🙂 I moved closer to the fence on this one to get it in the frame, as I think it adds some interest to the image. What do you think?
35 mm, 1/25 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400 (Mohegan Sun Set Reflected)
18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 (Shooting the Sunset)