Today was to be the last sunset on account of my wishing to move on to other projects but due to popular demand (4 or 5 fans) I will continue to photograph the sunset.
However, I am doing away with the sunrise clause. 😉
When, how and where to photograph:
Spreaded clouds- Clear horizon~
These are the most colorful sunsets. Ironically, after the sun sinks, the exposure must be lowered, because the sky will become brighter. Best appreciated from the beach.
Clear sky- Cloudy horizon~
These are common in my area since there’s usually fog along the Channel Islands. It is best to start shooting early since the actual sunset will not be visible. The higher up you go, the more time you seem to have, but the less colorful the shot.
On exceptionally overcast days you will absolutely need a tripod. The advantage is that you have more time to play with running water effects, which begin to make a favorable difference at 1/2 second or slower.
If there are animals in the shots you have to shoot at a minimum speed of 1/125 or they will turn out blurry. (High shutter speed -> low aperture). So even in the best of cases, shots with animals should be done before the sun sets.
I have kissed the sky, become one with creation; I’ve watched Night gobble Day as I am absorbed into an incarnation of peace. I have bathed my feet in bliss and my soul in admiration.
Every day I will share my sunset under the Today’s Sunset section of my site.