Sierra Sunset

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__1/500 sec at f / 2.8

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__1/500 sec at f / 2.8

Last week, I was busy getting my kids to bed when I noticed a glow outside.  Ran upstairs to grab my camera, stepped out my second floor office door, and made this image.  I was almost too late, and only managed to click off 12 frames.  I am not sure what I had missed, but I am pleased with this photograph!  I am reminded of some of Eliot Porter’s sunset cloud photos.  See the link below.  I often prefer the later stages of sunset, with darker colors and a more moody quality.  Still, it is better to catch the whole show to have more choices!

Sunset Clouds, New Mexico by Eliot Porter

Enjoy!  Let me know your thoughts…



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9 Responses to “Sierra Sunset”

  1. Übersetzung says:

    Also ich glaube das war nur eine Trendsache

  2. mizyy says:

    I love it. It reminds me that less is more. That I need to enbrace the simple beauty of the sky, as it is, naturally. I love your blogs. So insightful. Thank you for them.

  3. Srinivasen says:

    Wow.. the clouds and the colours are wonderful !!!!

  4. Thanks, Stacey. I’ve photographed several since, but not with as good color or “structure” to the clouds.

  5. Stacey says:

    Nice Bill. Reminds me of one of the many sunsets I see off my front porch each year. Every couple of these, I have to get out the camera and capture new images. The shows usually go on for quite a while. Not one is ever alike.

  6. Thanks, Nelcha and Chris!

    Yes, please link to

  7. Nelcha Cross says:

    Very nice, Bill.. Like your NEW Blog/Website also… Thx John 😉
    Love when the images come to our homes like that…
    and we take the time to answer the Call…

    I once made a similar image but I still need to scan the transparency
    as I only have the Cibachrome I made of it..
    I called it “the Scorpio Sunset.” cuz of all the intensity & passion it contained.
    Would like to do a Series of the Many Moods of Clouds…

    I have a link to your .me blog on my blog…
    Do I need to change the url to this one?
    Please advise….OK?

  8. Chris Hall says:

    Love this image, Bill! Beautiful reds!