Posts tagged silhouettes
I hate to post basically the same thing two days in a row, but the weather around here has been less than cooperative, which means I haven’t been able to go out and take new photos. Today’s photo is another shot of the sunset from a few days (see also: When Night Comes).
Yes, I posted a sunset photo yesterday. But I’ve been ill the last couple of days, so… here’s another sunset photo.
In other news, I deleted every single post on this blog a few days ago. I didn’t do it on purpose, of course. The site’s database was having issues, and everything went bye-bye for a bit. Fortunately, I had a backup (though I didn’t think I did for a bit there). It was scary, so I’m going to try to avoid ever doing that again.
The sunset was boring last night. There wasn’t much color and it was pretty much cloudless, so… boring. Mother Nature really needs to step up her game if I’m going to be bothered to actually put on clothing and leave the house to go try to take pictures of the setting sun.
So, instead, I went for the ‘sun peeking through some tree branches’ variation. I can tell how extremely impressed you are by my cleverness. I won’t mention I completely forgot I’d set my camera to take bracketed exposures (two stops below proper exposure, and then two stops above) and it was set to go about three stops under what the camera considers proper exposure (from when I was shooting the supermoon over the weekend), and couldn’t figure out why part of my photos kept coming out really dark and/or really light. I’m smart like that.
As I’m sure you heard, last night’s moon was extra bright, which made photographers everywhere salivate with desire to photograph it. I’m not sure why, really. It was brighter, yes, but that’s about it. Still, I went out and took the photo above.
Technically, this is two photos. I exposed one for the night sky and scenery, and the other for the moon, then dropped the moon into the first photo where the overly bright moon was, and viola — a semi competent yet could still use some work composite by yours truly.
This was taken out E. Santiam St. (unless the road had changed to Old Mehama Rd. by then… I’m not sure when it switches), over a farm field.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us today’s beautiful image. His description:
Here is a shot I took of the sun and some daises awhile back just as the sun was setting. Thought it kinda made for an interesting silhouette.
It does, indeed. Thanks, Denny!