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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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I love sunrise and sunset photos - maybe because they are pretty (love the colors and variations) and fairly easy to get right. Here is one I took tonight - it isn't exceptional except for the fact that we get so fewof themlike this (it's usually very dry so we don't get clouds very often). What do others have?

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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This one was taken a bit earlier. I missed the best part of the sunset by driving the mile to our mailboxes so that I could avoid the power lines.
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Very nice! I forgot that when I lived in CA clouds were a novelty, unlike here where we have clouds every day.

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 1:12 AM   #4
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Yeah, sunsets are especially great. I'm hardly ever up in time for the sunrise, but I hear they're pretty good too
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How do you guys take sunrise/sunset shots? Like what are your tricks? Do you use filters or just straight camera/lens and settings? I'm just curious, they all look great.
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This one was taken a bit earlier. I missed the best part of the sunset by driving the mile to our mailboxes so that I could avoid the power lines.
If this wasn't the best part...??? Great photo!

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 6:00 AM   #7
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great shots from both of you.. we only have heat waves to shoot right now..

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 6:02 AM   #8
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Those photos are absolutely stunning, well done.

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Let's see one!

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How do you guys take sunrise/sunset shots? Like what are your tricks? Do you use filters or just straight camera/lens and settings? I'm just curious, they all look great.
In my film shooting days, I used an orange filter to achieve some dramatic efffects. ALthought during certain sunsets, the colors are very naturally orange and red. I would be interested to know if the above images were captured with or without the use of a filter. Jay
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