Evening - The Sun Set - Twilight Time

El GatoEl Gato Global TrekkerRegistered Users Posts: 553 Major grins

I can see it all
From this great height
I can feel the sun
Slipping out of sight
And the world still goes on, through the night
-- The Moody Blues

Throughout my travels, I have had my fair share of exposure to sunsets and the privilege to witness some pretty awesome ones.

Here are three that captured my attention....

1 Malaysian Borneo, state of Sabah

2 Walawaani Njindjiwan Njin Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, Australia, NSW

3 City of Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan

Comments

  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 382 Major grins

    Lovely evening captures! Makes me long for the coast again.

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,959 Major grins

    Outstanding, my friend. Do you know if that cloud structure in the first shot has a name. One like it popped up here about 2 months ago....and me with no camera at the time. That doesn't happen often.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,928 Major grins
    edited June 23, 2020

    Gato, I think its a blessing to catch good light always. However, what I have learned is when you do catch this light, ALL SAT/TEMP/VIBRANCE sliders etc. should be put to ZERO. If it still looks cooked then even pull back.
    Second one is best but it can use desat and cooling (considerable).
    Also a great way to represent source of light is by blowing it out a tad, so where sun is that area should be in my view tad blown out and much brighter than rest.
    Here it is almost darker than the rest especially area below sun. In my view need to reverse that.
    You can also reduce contrast and sharpness and dehaze some....
    JMO
    Cheers!

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 553 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Gato, I think its a blessing to catch good light always. However, what I have learned is when you do catch this light, ALL SAT/TEMP/VIBRANCE sliders etc. should be put to ZERO. If it still looks cooked then even pull back.
    Second one is best but it can use desat and cooling (considerable).
    Also a great way to represent source of light is by blowing it out a tad, so where sun is that area should be in my view tad blown out and much brighter than rest.
    Here it is almost darker than the rest especially area below sun. In my view need to reverse that.
    You can also reduce contrast and sharpness and dehaze some....
    JMO
    Cheers!

    Taz...

    Thanks always, for your assessment and ideas. I will go back and try your suggestions, much appreciated.!!

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 553 Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Outstanding, my friend. Do you know if that cloud structure in the first shot has a name. One like it popped up here about 2 months ago....and me with no camera at the time. That doesn't happen often.

    Tom...

    Sorry, I do not know the correct name for these clouds. Only have seen them once and it was in Borneo.

    I was floating down a river in a long-boat sort of craft, sun going down, twilight gaining on us, temps cooling, breeze coming up and all sorts of nocturnal life was beginning to stir. Took a couple of photos, put the camera down and decided to simply watch the show. Memorable.

  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,493 Major grins

    Great sky in #1...

    Good snaps - I also have an obsession with sunrise/moon rise & sun/moon sets...

    Rags
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,722 Major grins

    Lovely shots.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,172 Major grins

    Wow, great captures. Very intense colors, and clouds. The clouds Tom is referring to, look like something we get occasionally, known as Popcorn clouds, or Cirruscumulas. I only know because of a friend that runs a remote weather station.

    P

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 553 Major grins

    Thank you everyone for your comments...I appreciate them very much!!

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