Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunset Reflection on Wood

Not every sunset photograph needs clouds to display the beauty of the disappearing light and warm tones. A striking foreground emphasizes the highlights and shadows cast by the last of that day’s sunlight. In this photograph, dead wood sets the scene for a gorgeous sunset in British Columbia:

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“Sometimes you don’t need clouds to take a nice photo of the sunset!” by TritonTheDark. (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

TritonTheDark shot this photograph of the West Dyke Trail in British Columbia was shot in September using a Nikon D750 with a Nikon 14-24mm lens. There’s a noticeable absence of clouds in this shot, a popular staple of sunset photography. This photographer effectively used his highly appealing foreground and radiant sunlight to frame a gorgeous sunset. He had this to say about the process:

“I do composites for panoramas, focus stacking, noise reduction, median stacking, controlling effective length of exposure and finally for fixing landscape trailing when using my equatorial mount. My goal when processing is to complement the composition and draw the viewer into the image, to help make them feel what I felt when I was observing the scene.”

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One Comment

  1. Rebecca Harkness says:

    Sorry, you need clouds. Clouds would have elevated this shot from great to PERFECT.

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