Heavenly Sunset -old

The best sunset I've photographed to date.

The best sunset I've photographed to date.
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17 Comments | Report
iceman2 August 23, 2013
Excellent capture of sun rays and light on this beautiful scenery shot!
kellywiens September 01, 2013
Im just learning and that is one of the best ive seen love the way the light bounces off the clouds. kelly
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GordonD September 01, 2013
Congratulations , it is a very well composed capture for sure !!
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AlanJakarta September 01, 2013
Beautiful sunset. Congratulations.
stevenwilliams September 01, 2013
great shot
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tra rader September 01, 2013
well done
Thimbee September 01, 2013
Beautiful light. Nice. Congrats
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patrick9x9 September 01, 2013
Gorgeous shot, congrats
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cilla8 September 02, 2013
Nice job!! Congrats on Editor's Choice
herman-anwar September 02, 2013
beautiful landscape...
Tim_Haynes September 02, 2013
Beautiful work, congratulations!
mylene_ralph September 13, 2013
Wonderful shot, congratulations. -Ralph
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JDJohnson September 28, 2013
excellent shot, really nice.... congrats
SheilaDraper March 27, 2014
Well done! :)
billbell August 29, 2015
A real beauty
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo on the outskirts of the town I live in Wisconsin. I have a few spots I like to frequent when sunsets are looking interesting and this is one of my favorite.
This was an evening in late July or early August. I had stopped down near the fairgrounds in our town to take a few pictures of the fair rides that were being setup and saw the sky had some potential to be good with the clouds that were visible.
The lighting is all natural
For this shot I used my trusty Canon 60d and the kit 18-135mm lens.
I try to make my way around my town every so often and get some pictures of familiar locations during an interesting time (spectacular sunset, a storm, a clear night). The way the sun's rays were shining through the clouds are what caught my attention in this case.
I brightened the foreground shadows and lightened the picture. I was focusing on the sky so the environment needed to be brightened up.
In my camera bag
Since taking this picture I've upgraded to a Canon 5diii but I still keep my 60d in my bag. For lenses my main ones are Canon 24-105mm F4, a Canon 70-200 F2.8 USM ii a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 for night shooting and the kit 18-135mm for my 60d.
This picture was in a place I'm quite familiar with. I knew where I wanted to go when I saw that there was a possibility of a great sunset. My advice would be to always keep an eye out for interesting locations and keep different scenarios for different times of day in mind. Most importantly always have some gear with you, you can't take that picture you are envisioning if you don't have the tools you need.

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