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Old Aug 1, 2010, 2:10 PM   #1
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Default Arizona Sunset

I have been going out (or at least trying - its so darn HOT) in the evenings, looking for some locations that have some interesting views, especially when coupled with a sunset.

This was just a target of opportunity - along the roadside as I was loosing the light and sunset. Upon closer inspection, this was somewhat near what I wanted, but not the perfect location or view. I took several sets of bracketed images, wound up tossing quite a few of them due to light leakage back in through the viewfinder (I need to find my viewfinder cap - I put it somewhere for safekeeping and now unable to find it).

After tossing the ones with way too much noise from the leaking light, I experimented with stacking the remaining ones together in terms of an HDR - and this is the result....

K20, DA 55-300 @ 55mm, exposures ranging from 1 second, up to 30 seconds, ISO 100, all f8, with EV Bias of -2, 0, 2, 4. 9 images. And this was essentially the bottom quarter of the images. So Autopano tells me that this is about 24 degrees wide and 4 degrees high.

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Old Aug 1, 2010, 4:10 PM   #2
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I sure like it! There's nothing better than sunsets and saguaro cactus. I didn't manage anything useful like that when we were in Tucson a few years ago, but I still love these types of pictures.
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Dynamite! ! ! ! Frame that one and hang it on a wall.

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I really like the composition and the exposure is well done. I would like to see this taken with film because it seems as though digital doesn't quite get some of the subtleties of a shot like this.
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Old Aug 2, 2010, 8:21 AM   #5
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Simply beautiful - love the subtle colors and the amazing patterns!
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Old Aug 2, 2010, 9:55 AM   #6
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Lovely shot indeed - well done with the HDR ! As always if it were me I'd saturate those colours a little bit more - but that is just me
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Beautiful colours! And the detail keeps your eyes exploring. I love it!
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