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.