Saturday, November 17, 2012


I wanted to get a few final shots of the barn and silo associated with the abandoned house, but as I hurried to get those shots in the late afternoon, I realized that the sun was just about to set and that I should instead take advantage of that light.

First is a shot that includes part of the abandoned house.

The sun is just sitting on the horizon.

And here are additional shots of just the sunset.

I wasn't sure how to do this.  These shots were taken at the standard amount of exposure called for by the camera's light meter.  However, in post processing I wound up underexposing the images about two f-stops in order to deepen the colors.  I found myself taking shots about every 10 seconds because the colors change rapidly during  a sunset.

I had my 70-300mm lens on the camera when I started shooting the sunset.  At some point, after the sun had dropped below the horizon, I switched to my 24-120mm lens to capture a wider view.  I also began underexposing the shots.  Here are a couple of those photos, which I have cropped horizontally (in part because there were jet contrails visible in the upper portions of the images).

In all of these shots, I feel that the taller tree in the left portion of the images is critical to the success of the composition.

Taken with my Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lenses.

1 comment:

  1. i think the first shot with the abandoned house is simply magnificent