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Last Colour of Sunset

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The last little orange light of sunset before the stars came out.

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The last little orange light of sunset before the stars came out.

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davidrelph Platinum
davidrelph May 19, 2014
Love this shot, nice sharp image
AlanJakarta May 19, 2014
Beautiful sunset time exposure. Congratulations.
steveelliott_1388 May 19, 2014
simply stunning
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MaryAnne306 May 19, 2014
Beautiful. So peaceful looking. Congratulations on your feature.
iceman2 May 19, 2014
Excellent capture.Congrats!
akhtarkhan May 19, 2014
Spectacular landscape view.....splendid capture. Congrats on the feature.
catini May 19, 2014
Great composition and exposure, congrats on your feature!
sweetpea72 May 19, 2014
gorgeous shot, Congrats! :)
LionesLens May 19, 2014
Congratulations on your award!
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Great shot, congratulations on your feature
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redwriter May 20, 2014
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
lauraphotography May 20, 2014
love this
loriblackburn November 19, 2014
Beautiful image. Nicely composed.
TravelBugDove February 16, 2015
WOW!! Gorgeous!! Congrats on being featured & well deserved!!
craigmcgregor July 07, 2015
Nice Photo!
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RyanStratePhoto January 10, 2016
Beautiful! This might be one of my favorites of yours.. but you have some great shots in your profile here. Very well done.
Foton March 18, 2020
Lovely shot. Very peaceful.
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Behind The Lens


Harrison Lake in British Columbia, Canada.


After sunset while there was still a little bit of light in the sky, around 9:45pm.


The sun had just set but the sky was still light enough for me to use f/8 at 30 seconds. However, the light was only lighting the sky and distant mountains. I wanted to get some detail and color in the foreground but in the initial shots the rocks were silhouetted, so I grabbed my flash light and painted the rocks and foreground water with light during the 30 second exposure. This is why you are able to see the rocks in the clear water.


Nikon D600 with a Samyang 14mm f/2.8, a Sirui T-2005X tripod, and a camp flashlight for light painting.


A beautiful lake at sunset. I was taking photos of sunset but not really happy with the results I was getting, so I kept shooting. It took a number of tries to get the light painting the way I wanted it but I kept at it till I got a fairly even light on the rocks and foreground water.


I did some minor tweaks in lightroom and photoshop, not a lot of major processing was needed for this one, just brought out the shadows a bit more and enhanced the colors.

In my camera bag

I typically shoot with a Nikon D600. For night shots like this I exclusively use my Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens. I also carry the following lenses: Nikon 24-85mm, Nikon 70-300mm, Tokina 17-35mm f/4


Play with different sources of light. This was the first time I tried using a flashlight too light the foreground, it took at least half a dozen tries before I figured out how to balance the ambient light with the artificial light from the flashlight. I was out camping and had time so I just kept trying while enjoying the wilderness and finally got this image.

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