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.

Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/8Shutter: mixedTripod: Feisol CT-3422 tripod with center columnBall Head: Arcatech GV2Filter: none
Processing:Lightroom 4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]CS6 [composite, luminosity masking]
Composite notes:2 exposures blended together in CS6 sky/water

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.

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: mixed
Tripod: Feisol CT-3422 tripod with center column
Ball Head: Arcatech GV2
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite, luminosity masking]

Composite notes:
2 exposures blended together in CS6 sky/water


Original photography
by Keith Morgan

Seattle WA

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -- C.S. Lewis

Astrology:
Sun: Virgo
Moon: Libra
Ascendant: Aquarius
Mayan: Red Overtone Moon
Chinese: Dog

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