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Oklahoma Sunset



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4 Comments | Report
Ladybroken73
 
Ladybroken73 October 10, 2014
outstanding shot!
thekman1979
 
thekman1979 October 23, 2014
Great shot.
nig2000
 
nig2000 April 22, 2015
Nice shot. Welcome to Viewbug.
katv69 PRO+
 
katv69 April 22, 2015
Fantastic capture. Keep it up. It is best tot watermark your shots - it's easy to do when you post your photos - be it your initials, your name, or your own design. Bottom right corner is probably one of the best locations as you do not want to obscure the view of your shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Jackson County, Oklahoma. I have long been intrigued by this barn.
Time
The sun was setting late this summer afternoon. I took several shots of the sun setting beside the barn before my husband suggested I take three steps to the left and capture it coming through the barn door. Although he is rarely right, his suggestion was spot on this time! :)
Lighting
I really wanted the sun to "burst" through the barn door so I used a low f/stop to gain separation in the sun's beams.
Equipment
My camera is a Nikon 5100. My prized possession is my 10 - 24 Nikkor wide angle lens which I used to get the shot. I used my old Manfrotto tripod to reduce any camera shake as I was quickly losing light.
Inspiration
I love Oklahoma and I love sunsets. The sunset coming through the door of a classic Oklahoma barn seemed like the perfect Oklahoma sunset.
Editing
I shoot everything in raw format. I did some minor adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, including increasing the clarity. I wanted the foreground darker because there is a lot of distraction in the foreground that I wanted to hide.
In my camera bag
In my camera bag I carry another lens, a 18-200 VR Nikkor which I love! My flash is in the bag, an extra memory card, a corded shutter release, and cleaning supplies (rocket blower for changes lenses and a cheap car shammy to clean the lens). I keep a bandana for those windy Oklahoma days. I use it to either keep the hair out of my face or wrap it around my face like a bandit on the rare days that the find myself in the middle of a dust storm. I also keep bug repellent wipes in my camera bag which come in very handy in the summertime.
Feedback
My advice for sunset shots is to get your lined up before setting up the tripod. Always use the tripod but don't let tripod dictate the shot.

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