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Smoky skies pt2

These shots where taken at Barr Lake on 6/5/11 and go with the previous posting. Just too tired last night to edit the photos and get the ready for web (and prints!).

All afternoon the sky in Denver had a smoky hazy look to it and before heading down to the Lake, I seriously thought things would not pull trough, In fact as the evening went on, the colors in the sky got better and better. The sun was a totally different look, red, and even the clouds took on a smoky brown, just plain odd. Even the lighting was different.

The sun sets on the Mountains of Colorado

Sun is setting. Note the colors here.

As you can see, things look a bit different. Almost has a lavender pearlescent look to the whole image. From here, things only got better. Aside from the bugs, I don’t know how many spots I had to take the healing brush to and to top it off, I managed to get a hair or eyelash inside my mirror box and it found its way to my sensor. Time to bring out the rocket blower and wet cleaning kit, I guess.

After sunset

After the sun had set, I happened to notice the crescent moon hanging in the sky

What a stunning display of light. Too bad about the wildfires that caused this.

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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Photos, Sunset, Weather

 

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Smoky skies bring amazing sunsets

At the lake by slitherjef
At the lake, a photo by slitherjef on Flickr.

Right now and for the past couple days sunsets and even sun rises have been red here in the Denver area. These colors are due to smoke from out of state fires being blown in by the wind.

If you are in the Colorado area, give a look at the skies during sunset or sunrise. If things are just right, the colors are amazing.

 
 

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Sky Fire

Fire by slitherjef
Fire, a photo by slitherjef on Flickr.

The photo here is the result of some experimenting and a couple new techniques.

I had stepped out my front door this evening and seen a pretty sunset starting. Too bad my foreground was mostly blocked and littered by houses cars and other stuff you would find in a suburban neighborhood. Not really photogenic.

At first I thought about letting the great looking sky go with out getting any shots but decided to grab my nearest camera, a Canon G12 and took some shots. While the shots I got in the camera looked pretty good, once they where loaded up on my PC I thought I was just going to keep them to my self, but after a little bit of experimenting I came up with this photo.

Just an FYI, this is NOT a reflection shot… This photo was done by mirroring the image vertically and doing some cropping.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Photos, Sunset

 

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