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Sun sets over Cadillac Ranch





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4 Comments | Report
gsanchez July 10, 2018
Love the shot angle
Ruslan_Lavrentyev January 17, 2019
Is this USA?
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ConorEgan January 18, 2019
Yes, it is in TX at an art installation called "Cadillac Ranch"
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sherriirons November 04, 2020
This is unique!!
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alexisgeale Apr 15
Wow very creative

Behind The Lens

There is an installation called Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo, TX
It was at sunset in January.
Shooting when the sun is low always makes for interesting light and shadow. Shooing directly into the sun can be tricky, but can make for a cool effect. If you are trying for a sunstar, shoot with a tight aperture (in this case f22). Each lens has it's own sunstar profile.
Nikon D7200 with a Tokina 11-16mm lens.
The subject is so distinctive, that is what initially drew me to photograph it. I took about 160 photos, and this one was my favorite angle.
I thought I would like the color version as they were colored in bright graffiti, but when I looked at them after I found it distracting. So I made it black and white, adjusted the highlights and shadows, and had to remove a lot of sensor dust (this is one pain of shooting with a narrow aperture).
In my camera bag
I shoot with a Fuji XT3, with 18-55mm, 10-24mm, 16mm prime, and 55-200mm lenses.
Try to experiment with sun stars by shooting with a narrow aperture. The smaller the light source, the easier it is to capture, so if the sun is partially obscured it is easier. Also bracket your shots (giving you a darker and lighter exposure) in case you mis-judged the lighting.

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