The Way I See It

I Live for Days Like Today

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i live for days like today

i live for days like today

It feels like once or twice every winter, Mother Nature pulls out all the stops and beams us a sunset to get us through the cold gray days ahead. This evening was one of those evenings. While heading home, I realized that the cloud patterns were about right for a nice end of the day – if there weren’t any clouds on the horizon (which I was not able to see). Grabbed the gear anyway, headed down to the water, waited a bit, and this is what I saw.

Photog Notes
ISO 200, 6 seconds, f/19 on a Nikon D300 + Tokina 11-16 at 11 mm. To combat the high dynamic range, I applied a 2-stop (soft edge) graduated filter at the time of the exposure. In processing, I reduced the saturation a bit to more accurately reflect the tones and light that I witnessed tonight.

Written by xinapray

January 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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  1. So good so good Ray

    Kelven Tan

    January 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    • Thanks for your kind words, Kelven!


      January 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  2. Beautiful!

    Kris Ancog

    January 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  3. Oh stunning Ray. I really like the filtered edge, it lends a softness to the glorious sunset.


    January 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

    • Thanks, Karen! This was taken towards the beginning. Things became a fiery orange as the sun dropped further below the horizon; the day concluded with a beautiful deep red that gradually faded into the blue-black of night.


      January 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  4. Simply stunning. I want to see things like that. 🙂 Just perfect.


    January 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • Thanks, Katie! I want to see more scenes like that 😉 Over the past several days, it’s been white with temperatures hovering around 32. 😉 😉


      January 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  5. Beautiful photo! Enjoying your blog!


    January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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