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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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Sunset in the East

Sunset in the East by slitherjef
Sunset in the East, a photo by slitherjef on Flickr.

It has been a while since I have got to pull out my camera and I thought tonight was going to be the same. Near sunset I went out side and seen the sky clearing in the West, I figured it would be a bust, but I decided to go out and look anyway. When I stepped out side and looked to the East, the sky was lighting up pretty good.

It feels good to get a photo.

on another note, I still have yet to put to use my lee hard edge GND filters or my singh-ray reverse 3 stop. This is starting to bum me out, but perhaps the weather will start to behave and my work schedule will allow me to do more shooting and perhaps use my filters.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Photos, Sunset, Weather

 

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Experimental HDR

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

Been a little bit since I got out and got some photos so I decided to share a bit of an HDR experiment. Mostly because I was bored and I wanted to see if the software would be worth buying since I already have a handful of GND filters. The idea was to get rid of the blown highlights, a GND would not have done much good in this example, and I still blew out some highlights during the HDR conversion.

Your thoughts are welcome

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Photos, Uncategorized

 

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Sunset April 28th

Sunset April 28th by slitherjef
Sunset April 28th, a photo by slitherjef on Flickr.

Skies started out clear today but in the afternoon, the layer of clouds rolled in. I had thought there was a slim chance of a colorful sunset tonight, but I took notice of a wee bit of color in the sky so I pulled out the camera, started to take some handheld shots but I ended up upping my ISO and dropping my shutter speed, I ran in and got the tripod.

As I was doing this, the sky continued to get color to it. After setting my camera up, getting the remote switch I took a few shots and noticed to the North West color was really getting good.

The bad news? The houses in the way. I decided to take the shots anyway. I know most people would have probably not taken the shot (or would have been in a better location anyway).

As I was shooting, now at the 1 second mark, I stopped the lens down another stop, so this is an underexposed image, this was done to bring out the colors and saturation even more. Then I did my usual processing and decided for a different type of crop: 2.39:1

I really dig the colors here

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Photos, Sunset, Weather

 

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Earth Day Sunset

Earth Day Sunset by slitherjef
Earth Day Sunset, a photo by slitherjef on Flickr.

Not quite sure what to think of this photo. On one hand, I really like the colors, though I my have pushed things a bit hard, as you can tell by the glow around the trees, speaking of which, don’t look quite as sharp as I had wanted, but could be due to wind. But the major factor I don’t like here are the three stay objects… two light posts and a sign.

But, the fact I did get out and get something photographed is good, even if it was another shot I took while on break at work.

Via Flickr:
Not much of a sunset tonight, but at least I gave it a try

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Photos, Sunset

 

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Gallery

Sunset Over the Rockies

Hey all. April 15h turned out to be a bit of a surprise as skies where mostly clear the whole day. However, near sunset some clouds did roll in to produce a very colorful sunset. I was at work at the time but was able to step out for a break to snap a few shots off with the g12 before the sunset started to fade.

Sunset

Rocky Mountain Sunset

 

Rocky Mountain Sunset

Love the colors here

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Photos, Sunset

 

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