The Yin and Yang of sunset….
I was sitting at home Tuesday evening and looking out the window noticed the clouds were breaking apart and opening up as the sun was setting. I grabbed my gear and drove down to Sunset Park [thankfully its only a couple of minutes away]. Not moments after I got there these low fast moving clouds lit up in an amazing golden color. It lasted only a few seconds and then the sun dipped further down and the light was gone. I made it there just in time as the rest of the sunset was pretty bland - though I did get to watch at least 50 swallows [or something similar] flying all around the dock I was on for about 20 minutes and was amazed at their grace and agility. I kept waiting for a collision as they were all in very close proximity but it never happened.
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Tripod: Feisol CT-3422 tripod with center column
Ball Head: Arcatech GV2
Lightroom 4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite, luminosity masking]
2 exposures blended together in CS6 sky/water