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:
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!
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.
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.
This is another two shot capture also shows some more crepuscular rays.
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.
In the shot you can see the newly installed garden planters!
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!
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.
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!
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