Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Posts tagged “Sunset

Bulb Exposure of Mt Sopris and Clouds

While driving across the country in June, I stopped in Carbondale, Colorado to take my annual photograph of Mt Sopris. This time I decided to make the long shadows across the field an abstract, black foreground element. Exposure time was ~4-5 minutes with a 10-stop ND filter to get a little blur in the passing clouds.

SoprisBulbExp_June2020_BW_WebsiteSizeMt Sopris, Shadow, and Clouds (B&W, Bulb), near Carbondale, CO (7″x16″)


Eastern Colorado Thunderstorm, Part 2

Another panorama of storms over the eastern Colorado plains off I-70 on County Road 134.

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Eastern Colorado Thunderstorm

I recently drove from Washington State to North Carolina. It was a haul, but there were some fantastic storms in Colorado. After passing through a wild hail/rain/thunderstorm in Denver, I pulled off I-70 on County Road 134 (near Agate) to photograph the surrounding storm clouds. There’s unfortunately no strong foreground element in this panorama, but I hope the texture of the boiling storm clouds is enough eye candy!

StormCloudsHorizonGlow_Agate_CO_2020Storm Clouds and Glow on Horizon, near Agate, CO (16″x55″)


Bosque del Apache Sunset

Around sunset, geese begin to return to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge after spending the day in fields throughout the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

BosqueDelApache_Pano1_2019Bosque del Apache Sunset (#1), Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM (16″x39″)

BosqueDelApache_Pano2_2019Bosque del Apache Sunset (#2), Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM (16″x36″)


Sandia Mountains and Clouds, 2019

The road to the Sandia Tram winds  up the Sandia Foothills outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Road to Sandia Tram and Storm Clouds (B&W Panorama #1), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x68″)

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Road to Sandia Tram and Storm Clouds (B&W Panorama #1), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x53″)


Sandias and Winter Storm Clouds, 2019

A lone juniper stands on a grassy slope in front of the Sandia Mountains in the high desert outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Juniper, Storm Clouds, Sandia Mountains (B&W Panorama #6), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x38″)

 


Rays of Light at Sunset over Auckland

Looking back towards Auckland from Waiheke Island at sunset.

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Light through Clouds over Auckland at Sunset, Waiheke, New Zealand (4″x16″)

 


Santa Fe Summer Sunset

Red setting sun casting shades of orange and pink across layers upon layers of summer clouds in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unfortunately I wasn’t in a spot to get a nice foreground, but the sky was fantastic.

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Summer Sunset over Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, Santa Fe, New Mexico (23″x30″)


Bulb Exposures of Seattle Skyline at Sunset

Back in late April, I drove over to West Seattle to shoot a few long-exposure photographs of the Seattle skyline at sunset.

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_PinkSunset_April2019Alki Beach Pylons and Pink Skies at Sunset, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_Sunset_Pano_April2019Pylons and Seattle Skyline at Blue Hour, West Seattle, WA (16″x41″)


Rialto Beach Bulb Exposures, Part 5

Long-exposure photographs from the cloudy morning hike back to the car at Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park, WA.

Rialto_Rocks_Morning_LongExpo1_ColorWaves Washing around Rock, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

RialtoBeach_Morning_Bulb_BlackSands_28Waves, Rocks, and Black Sand, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)


Rialto Beach Bulb Exposures, Part 4

Sunset near Hole-In-The-Wall in Olympic National Park, WA.

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Sunset, Rock, Pool, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 5

Exploring more docks/piers along the Lake Washington shore line- this weekend, I visited the ‘T Dock’ near Madrona Beach. With the low, thick clouds, I was able to get 2-5 minute exposure times with a 10-stop ND filter, even during the middle of the morning.

 

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Lake Washington T Dock and Rain Clouds (#1, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Lake Washington T Dock, Rain Clouds, and Ghosts (#1, Color), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

 

 


Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 4

I had a chance to go back to the swimming pier at Mt Baker Beach on Lake Washington near sunset- fading pink light shifting to blue hour and passing clouds, and five minute exposure times. I was there for about an hour and walked away with something like six photographs. I like the way bulb exposure photography slows things down.

 

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Lake Washington Swimming Pier at Sunset (#1, Color), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

MtBakerBeach_Pier_Angle_Sunset_LongExp_BWLake Washington Swimming Pier at Sunset (#2, B&W), Seattle, WA (10″x18″)

 

 

 

 


Winter Sunset and Cottonwoods

Last rays of sunlight poke through winter clouds over cottonwoods near the Rio Grande River outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Winter Sunset, Clouds, and Cottonwoods, Albuquerque, NM (16″x44″)


Panoramas of Sandia Mountains and Winter Storm Clouds

A few black and white panoramas of winter storm clouds over the Sandia Mountains on New Year’s Eve, 2018.

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Winter Storm Clouds and Snow over Sandias (B&W Panorama #4, NYE 2018), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x35″)

 

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Winter Storm Clouds and Snow over Sandias (B&W Panorama #1, NYE 2018), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x63″)


Sandia Mountains and Winter Clouds

After a winter storm dropped a few inches of snow on the Sandia foothills, I stopped along Forest Service Road 333 to photograph this panorama of the light from the setting sun on the clearing storm clouds and Sandia Mountains.

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Sun and Clouds after Winter Storm, Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x46″)


Cranes at Sunset at Valle de Oro, NM

Around sunset in the winter months, migrating cranes land along the Rio Grande near the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in southern Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tree and Cranes at Sunset, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, NM (12″x18″)


Hazy and Clear views of Mt Sopris

After the fires this summer, views of Mount Sopris from Carbondale and the surrounding area  were sadly hazy and smoky. A few evening rain clouds blew in over Sopris, but there wasn’t enough precipitation or wind to fully clear the air, leaving the views of one of my favorite mountains slightly obscured.

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Sopris, Clouds, and Smoke, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)

Fortunately, on my last night in the area, the winds changed direction and pushed some of the smoke out of the region. It felt like I’d put on glasses- the view of Mount Sopris appeared crisp and well-defined as the setting sun cast a pink glow on the flanks of the mountain.

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Sopris and Evening Clouds, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)


Light on Mountains near Winfield, CO

As we approached Winfield from Hope Pass along the Continental Divide Trail, the clouds parted near the horizon and allowed a few rays of golden light to shine across the valley onto Emerald Peak, Mt Belford, and Mt Oxford.

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Light on Ridge near Hope Pass, near Buena Vista, CO (12″x18″)


Storm Cloud over Central District

I intended to focus my photo shoot on the Sound and the downtown Seattle skyline, but when I arrived at the Jose P Rizal Bridge, an impressive storm cloud was lumbering over the Central District. I shot a few panoramas of the sky as the clouds changed shape, and this is my favorite.

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Storm Cloud over Central District at Sunset, Seattle, WA (16″x72″)


Sunset over Westfjords, Iceland

As the sun was setting around midnight, I took a walk down to the water among grazing sheep and Arctic terns.

SunsetoverWestfjordCliffs_IcelandSunset over Westfjord Cliffs, near Hnjótur, Iceland (16″x”64″)


Rock Prow at Sunset

We scrambled and boulder-hopped onto a small ridge above camp to watch the sun set over the Rincon Mountains.RockProwCloudsatSunset Rock Prow at Sunset, east of Rincon Peak, AZ (12″x18″)


Shadows at Sunset

The rain stopped and many of the clouds started to clear off by sunset, so I climbed out of my tent, grabbed my camera and tripod, and rest stepped my way up the hill above camp to photograph the landscape as the sun descended over the ridge the west. I think the panorama with the rock in the foreground was one of my most successful photographs on the trip (first panorama). Although I don’t usually include my own image in my photographs, I also liked the way my shadow falls across the hillside opposite the setting sun (second panorama).

 

rockshadowatsunsetnepalRock Shadow at Sunset over the Lake, near Jumla, Nepal (16″x44″)

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Organ Peak and Boyd Sanatorium

The setting sun casts long shadows through the tufts of grass and yucca poles in the foothills; the angled light provides a sense of depth to the peaks.

PathBoydSanatoriumOrganPeakPath to Boyd Sanatorium and Organ Peak, Organ Mountains Natl. Mon., NM (16″x38″)