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Sunsets – Week 2

It is very early in the morning, and I have finally finished my last edits and touch-ups of Week 2 of my sunset series taken that Shamona Creek elementary school.

It is been a couple of weeks since the last time I posted, mainly because the weather has been rather dry, and there have been very few clouds wandering the skies.

So without further ado, I offer up Days 8 through 14 of my continued series of sunsets:

Day 08 - 120320 sunset Shamona Creek es 022 efex
Day 08 – 120320 sunset Shamona Creek es 022 efex

What I find very spectacular about this particular photo is I was able to capture the crepuscular rays, which seems to be a theme for this week’s images!

Day 09 - 120409 sunset Shamona Creek es Panoramic 02
Day 09 – 120409 sunset Shamona Creek es Panoramic 02

The panoramic above, is actually a combination of four images that I took very quickly so that I did not have to worry about the cloud movement.

It also offers up a good overview of the location that I have been shooting from for the past two weeks.

Day 10 - 120412 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 03
Day 10 – 120412 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 03

This image captures the sunset fire of the back-lit weeds, growing amidst the cornfield, and also underscores my looking beyond the general sunsets for more elements within my images.

Day 11 - 120417 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 10 efex
Day 11 – 120417 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 10 efex

This is another two shot capture also shows some more crepuscular rays.

Day 12 - 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 02
Day 12 – 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 02

Technically, I should not be including this within my series, only because it was not taken in the same location as the rest of the collection, but it was taken on my way to the hillside where I have been doing my shooting.

The hardest part about this shot, was trying to figure out a way to accentuate the backlit dandelion seed heads, without losing the overall feel due to the brilliance of the setting sun.

Day 12 - 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 06
Day 12 – 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 06

In the shot you can see the newly installed garden planters!

Day 12 - 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 07
Day 12 – 120420 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 07

Again the onslaught of the ever-present dandelion seed heads, which all kids love to pick and blow off the seeds, to the horror of every person that needs to maintain a lawn.

One of these days, I’m going to collect the required amount of dandelions and finally try to make some wine out of them!

Day 13 - 20120501 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 33
Day 13 – 20120501 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 33

There is very definitely turbulence in the air as you look at this image, along with more crepuscular rays.

I also struggled during processing not to overly emphasize the colors that are inherent when dealing with high dynamic range (HDR) images.

Day 14 - 20120512 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 46
Day 14 – 20120512 sunset Shamona Creek es hdr 46

The final image of this week, goes back to the backlit weeds during the early evening sunset.

Every day I continue to look West as dusk approaches to see if it will be another chance to capture more images from the Shamona Creek elementary school hillside that I have spent so much time at during the past couple of months.

I hope you enjoyed my images from Week 2, and you will check back soon to see what I have added for Week 3!

- Andrew
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Sunsets – Week 1

As many parents know, once two siblings get together after along day, their combined energy level seems to quadruple if not more.

So with the lengthening of the days, I started to take the kids out for a late afternoon energy release at Shamona Creek Elementary here in Downingtown.

We have been here many time before, but not at sunset…

So started a personal project of trying to capture 30 days of sunsets!

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 1
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 1

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 2
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 2

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 3
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 3

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 4
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 4

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 5
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 5

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 6
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 6

 

Sunsets (Chester County) - Day 7
Sunsets (Chester County) – Day 7

These images represent just a few of the photographs that I have taken during the early phase of this project, and more can be found over on Flickr.

Let me a comment, and let me know what you think.

– Andrew
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