Day 220 (7 Aug 2012) Airline Trail Sunset


Last night I was riding the Airline Trail and realized that there were many photogenic locations.  The Lyman Viaduct looked like it would be great for shooting the sunset.  So today I parked at the nearest road crossing, walked in and waited.  I missed the sun going behind the hill (I forgot to check the actual direction of the setting sun last night while there), but I realized that because it was setting behind a hill, I didn’t miss anything spectacular.  So I waited around for a while, hoping that as the sun approached and passed the official sunset time, that the colors would show up on the high, thin clouds.  I have to admit, I almost gave up and started creating a Plan B in my mind.  But I shouldn’t have worried, the sky ended up painted in a very dramatic fashion!  I only wish I had a wide angle lens to capture it all in one image!  I did shoot a series of over lapping images I’ll attempt to stitch together in Photoshop Elements.

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18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400 (Sunset Fire)

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34 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400 (Gradient Colors)

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55 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Fire In The Sky)

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18 mm, 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400 (Sunset Colors)

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18 mm, 1/15 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200 (Lyman Viaduct Sunset)

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15 thoughts on “Day 220 (7 Aug 2012) Airline Trail Sunset

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