It’s fun to experiment with sunsets. I usually use a “vivid” color setting if the camera has that and use about -.7 to -1.0 exposure compensation. The cameras that I have want to overexpose everything and that helps to keep them from doing it. The setting for this photo were: ISO 125, -1EV, f/3.8, 1/80.
Love the tree silhouettes against the colors. The days are long here and with the bright shining moon this week … unless it is cloudy it is never dark here. Most nights, I do not even realize I should go out and look for a sunset (I have very tall trees on the west side of my house) … then all of a sudden the moon is shining. This is a great time of year … makes up for those extremely long winter nights.
The colors of our sunsets will be deeper for awhile unfortunately because of the smoke in the air from all of the fires around. There may be some pretty sunsets next week too because we should be getting some clouds.
That happened to me a couple of weeks ago when there was a very brief rain in the distance, just enough to make the most colorful rainbow that I’ve ever seen. When it happened though I was a half mile from home and by the time I went back for my camera it had gone away.
Thanks Sarabeth! This has been an unusually hot summer for here and with few clouds. Perhaps the weather change coming up will bring a few clouds and then with the smoke that’s in the air we could have some very colorful sunsets.
Thanks Scott, I think I will be OK. It’s a knee problem and there seems to be a solution. I plan to try a couple rather short hikes into the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness next week, which will be new country for me.
You’re welcome…and I understand the knee thing, as I have a bit of experience with their problems. I’ll look forward to the photos from your hikes into the Cabinet Mountains. Go easy on the knees…you still need them for a while yet. 🙂
We’ve been having extraordinarily beautiful sunsets recently – and long! Combinations of clouds help – when cirrus, stratus and cumulus are sharing space, it can be extraordinary. This photo’s so lovely – it’s reminiscent of our winter sunsets in terms of length. In the winter, it can be light – and then not!
For the past month and a half we haven’t had any good colors because there haven’t been any clouds. Our weather is changing now and besides cooling off a little we are getting some clouds. Tonight there was a nice sunset again. We are hoping for some rain. There are lots of wildfires around here now.