It’s no secret that late fall/early winter is one of the best times of year on the east coast for amazing sunsets. The setting sun casting its rays through cleaner, dryer air can create some dramatic light and vibrant colors. Lucky for us so many of you walk around with cameras it meant that we had quite a few photographs of Wednesday evening’s wonderful sunset from all over the area. Continue reading
If you’ve missed it, the last few days have produced some amazing sunsets. I believe (and if someone with a atmospheric science background could confirm this) that it has to do with the angle the sun is setting at this time of year and the heavy clouds/atmosphere with the storms moving through the area. Whatever the how is, the end product is great to look at, and Erin came away with an amazing shot. Those deep oranges are hard to catch, and she was able to do it while not completely blacking out the foreground. The subtle orange reflections along the ground accent the silhouetted cityscape perfectly. She even was able to capture some reds, pinks, and blues a few minutes later. Simply mesmerizing.
A number of other contributors got shots of the sunset over the last two evenings. Those too are well worth a few minutes to check out.
Did you see that sunset we had last Tuesday? It was simply breathtaking. And flipperman75 got a great shot of it. Not only did he get the fiery colors of the setting sun, but he also got an amazing angle of part of the city’s skyline. Getting both the Washington Monument and the Old Post Office Building, along with the puff of steam, gives the shot a wonderful amount of scale. A beautiful shot for a beautiful sunset.
Well, Halloween is now behind us. October is officially kaput. I always view November 1st as the real beginning of Winter, regardless of what the calendar, weathermen, or thermometer says. And with this end of Fall, I also like to say that “sunset season” has ended. I normally consider that season to stretch from beginning of September to the end of October. In that two months, there are lots of dramatic sunsets but, more important, sunsets we all get to see. We see them while walking home from work; or while out with friends; or after seeking shelter from all those late summer/fall rain storms.
Veeresh_ai does a fantastic job capturing the beauty of this season. He has wonderful gradation of colors in the sky; as well as some simply beautiful colors, from a brilliant orange to a great, deep purple. And then he was able to get a perfect silhouette of a fascinating building; a building that gives the viewer a sense of scale of the sky. Truly, a picture for all seasons; but, most importantly, for sunset season.
Sunflower Sunset by Mark Anderson
Some of you may know that I like flower photos. You may also know that I like sunset photos. So it may come as no surprise that I fell in love with this shot as soon as I saw it, not only because it involves flowers and a sunset, but also because it’s perfectly executed.