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Last Night's Sunset

By DebbieBMP  
This was taken yesterday evening on the way home to Essex from a visit to our Daughter in Wiltshire.

It had been dull grey and overcast all day and then as we were driving towards Woburn Mother Nature threw this amazing sunset up. It took ages for my hubby to find a suitable place to stop for me to attempt a capture and the light was almost going hence the really dark forground.

Was I glad I had my camera with me - this shot is as it came off camera with no tweaks whatsoever and when viewed on my PC I was astounded at the way the shots had come out.

ISO 400 with a fairly slow shutter speed can't remember what the speed was now as tried several different speeds.

Who needs HDR when Mother Nature gives us such amazing beauty

I love HDR work but have not tried it myself yet Smile

Tags: Sunset Sky General Landscape and travel

Voters: LynneJoyce, GrahamNobles, Mick_Clayton and 40 more

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 6:55AM
Superb sunset nicely framed by the tree. Well done.

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GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
21 Dec 2008 7:03AM
A cracking sunset Debbie. We just had mizzle all day yesterday!
Graham
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 7:05AM
Gorgeous sunset.
iancam 9 23 England
21 Dec 2008 7:14AM
Two superb images
Ian
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
21 Dec 2008 7:21AM
Fine shots Debs !

Rock
RTDS 9 Cyprus
21 Dec 2008 7:32AM
Excellent captures.
The sky is awsome..wounderful colours.
Robert
21 Dec 2008 7:33AM
That is one of the best sunset pictures I have seen - amazing!

Lucky woman!!!
21 Dec 2008 7:45AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!
AlanBW 11 20 England
21 Dec 2008 7:47AM
V1 for me - the sky is magnificent
21 Dec 2008 7:57AM
WOW...Debbie...amazing sky...great colors...love it..
Dimitre
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 8:08AM
Fabulous sky. Sadly, it was nothing like that here last night.

Sue
Ray42 9 3 England
21 Dec 2008 8:34AM
Fabulous sky - v1 I like best
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 8:40AM
Beautiful sunset. I am in that list of folk who had grey or greyer yesterday.

Jeanie
DebbieBMP 8 33 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 9:11AM
Hi all thanks for the comments - we had a dull grey day all day and then as the sun set we were rewarded with this most amazing sunset I just had to get my husband to stop and let me capture such a wonderful sight Smile
21 Dec 2008 9:58AM
Wonderful sunset Debs, amazing colours and mood, I like the silhouetted branches too, fine captures, Adrian
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 10:26AM
V1 has all the depth, mystery and subtlety that HDR usually kills for me. So well done for resisting that temptation. HDR has its uses, but not here.
I find V2 less satisfying, not for the cable but for the hard black stripe on the left. The framing of branches in V1 is more graceful.
Moira
21 Dec 2008 10:58AM
Brilliant set, well taken.
Peter
madbilly 8 1 4 England
21 Dec 2008 11:06AM
vert nice
21 Dec 2008 2:19PM
Magical sunset; this really rocks! Superb.
Dave
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
21 Dec 2008 2:48PM
Two simply marvelous sunset capture, such wonderful colors and tones in the beautiful sky.
Bob
ketch 9 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
21 Dec 2008 4:56PM
V1 - unspoilt by power lines - otherwise very little in it (so I assume not a part of the experiemnt - or if it is a very subtle part?)

Best wishes

Robert
koka 9 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 5:04PM
great sky and silhoettes.well shot..katie
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 5:32PM
Superb sunset, we live in Swindon in Wiltshire, where does your daughter live?
john
21 Dec 2008 9:55PM
Lovely sunset - better than ours
HuntedDragon 8 118 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 12:44PM
ahhh yes, better without the wire
marc484ie 10 31 1 Ireland
22 Dec 2008 7:30PM
beautiful image. Love the colour, pattern and shape of the sky. Well seen. Prefering V1.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
24 Dec 2008 9:11AM
beautiful!
Paul_T 9 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 11:15PM
Love them both, such warm colour. V1 for me, as the cable in v2 is just slightly distracting. Love the cloud formation in both too.

Paul

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