Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blood red sunset tonight.

The pictures came out orangey, but to the naked eye the sun was blood red as it set tonight.  With the strips of clouds going past it, it looked like a huge red moon setting, a scene straight out of Star Trek.

I took a bunch of pictures, changing the shutter speed back and forth, it’s hard to tell exactly how the pictures are going to turn out by looking at them on that small screen on the camera.  The darker ones show show the red better, I probably could have captured it if I had gone even faster on the shutter speed.  But the lighter ones show the stripes of the clouds going by, and the glow on the lake better, so I put a few of each in.

7 comments:

Alexia said...

I've never seen the sun like this - just gorgeous. Have you had some fires, so that there was dust/smoke/ash in the atmosphere?

Lisa Shafer said...

You get the most amazing sunset pictures ever. Seriously.

Max Sartin said...

Alexia - absolutely right. I could smell the fire in the air, I think there's a couple burning right outside the valley.
Lisa - thanks. Having the right kind of camera helps.

Al said...

Nicely captured. In my area, those blood-red sunsets usually mean wildfires.

Rita said...

I don;t recall ever seeing a sun this color. These shots are spectacular. Would have loved to have been in your area when this occurred.

Karen S. said...

All very stunning Max. But I must confess the slow moving graceful entrance of the plane entering in the second to last photos has my vote!

Max Sartin said...

Karen - Good choice, I had to wait a while to get that one with the plane in it, but I knew one would come by eventually.