Thursday, July 03, 2008

SkyWatch Friday: The Last Light of Day


The most brilliant colors of sunset occur some time after the sun has dropped below the horizon.

The image on my previous post was taken as the sun was beginning to touch the mountains to my west. This image was captured sixteen minutes later.

As you will notice the contrast and intensity of color has dramatically increased.



For a full explanation of this phenomenon and great information on how best to capitalize upon it visit Jim Moore at Transient Light Photography.

For more Sky Watch or to join in visit our gracious host Tom at Wigger’s World

30 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I spend a lot of time each day before dawn and after sunset just looking at things I saw during the day and I often take more photos at these hours than at any other time.

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Alexander said...

Stunning colours. What a great way to sky watch. Beautiful.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Country Girl said...

Yes, the best colors often happen after the sun goes down. Very nice picture, Salty!

fishing guy said...

Salty: I most certainly agree, we can't see the sun anymore but the clouds certainly get the rays and they are beautiful.

Lori said...

Incredibly beautiful, Salty. Many times I've looked back out my window after the sun has set and been amazed and the brilliance it's left behind. This is no exception.

Please greet Mrs. Salty for me.

SandyCarlson said...

That's interesting--and lovely to look at.

Willard said...

Truly breathtaking colors and I like how mellow and peaceful the scene looks in the previous post.

Ann said...

Beautiful colours. If I can I like to take a series of pictures at dawn or sunset as the light keeps changing, it just gets better and better.

Luke Wiley said...

I agree with you about sunsets, you've captures a really nice one!
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Rose said...

This is a really beautiful shot...I have been taking sunset/sunrise pictures for years. You should visit both my blogs...the one this is linked to has recent photos but The Road Less Photographed one is from one of my slides that I scanned in.

Jenn said...

Stunning. Beautiful. Magnificent!!!!

My SWF photo is posted HERE.

Hope you could stop by, too. Thanks!

Pietro said...

Wonderful and varied sky.
A really nice post for a great Sky Watch!

Pietro

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow these are beautiful

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sunset. MB

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture Salty.... and wise words. Nice to see the linkto Jims blog... he can't join us this week.. and I know he will be missed.

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

Mo said...

This is certainly a brilliant sunset. You don't get those in the city.

AphotoAday said...

Hey, that's a really nice one... Very subtle, but strong and mighty...
Hope you have a great 4th...

B. Roan said...

I do love the dramatic colors of sunset.

Jill said...

Really beautiful!

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful set of sunsets! Sunsets always leaves such a lasting impression on me..great captures!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Love the shades or purple and red in this photo!

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Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Incredible photo... it really does draw me in... stunning!
Mountain Retreat Photos

Carletta said...

Beautiful!

I enjoyed reading your post. I too found you have to keep watching. I took mine this week over 35 minutes. It's amazing if you have patience!

kjpweb said...

Very beautiful sunset! You have an amazing family! Visited your brothers site yesterday, and your sons just now! And your son and I are "almost" neighbors - I live 45 mins up north!
Happy 4th!
Cheers, Klaus

Kerri said...

This is beautiful!

Steven and Aisha said...

Such a beautiful Skywatch photo! Amazing shot!

DeeMom said...

Lovely

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.