Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sunset on the Trail

In my previous post, I showed a few sunrise shots from the trail. Later, I returned at sunset. I had guessed that there might be a relatively good one, so I packed my gear and drove up there. It only takes about 5 minutes. Once I parked, I had to walk up the trail a bit but not too far.

You can see the trail a bit in the second shot, which, along with the first, was my fave of the bunch. There is golden rod in the foreground of the third and fourth shots, but matching the exposure of the foreground with the sky is always a bit of a trick, and I probably should have tried to lighten it a bit. The final shot is almost nothing but sky with just a bit of the distant trees below, just to anchor the shot a bit.






8 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

Sunsets are harder than they look! Good work.

Should Fish More said...

Great pictures, and in the previous post also. Nice work. Mike

Mage said...

Yes, that last one is great.

Jenny Woolf said...

I think the fourth is my favourite but perhaps that's because the three previous ones I looked at appeared to be moving towards it, and it seemed like a culmination, somehow. They are all great.

Joanne Noragon said...

I pick next to last; love the goldenrod foreground. Though I do dislike the stuff in person.

Jim Flack said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. They are beautiful. I am much more familiar with sunsets than sunrises in this stage of my life. LOL! I am even trying to master painting sunsets in watercolor. Not too successful yet, but I keep slapping the paint onto the watercolor paper with the hopes of finally getting one I like. Keep up the good work, AC. They're all lovely!

Tabor said...

These are really wonderful shots of that time of day. I would have photoshopped the foreground to lighten and see the plants...but some folks think that is cheating.

Marie Smith said...

I especially like the last one!