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…



Impressions of Light – Digital Edition

Landscapes of the Spirit – Digital Edition

Meditations in Monochrome – Digital Edition

Published by William Neill

William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Neill's assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a monthly column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, UBS Global Asset Management. His work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles's The Tree. His photographs were also published in a three book series on the art and science of natural process in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature's Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000). A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) which received The Director's Award from the National Park Service. A retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates his beliefs in the healing power of nature. William has taught photography since 1980 for such prestigious organizations as The Ansel Adams Gallery, the Friends of Photography, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, The Maine Workshops and Anderson Ranch Workshops. He specializes in landscape and nature photography and is concerned with conveying the beauty seen in Nature. Currently, he teaches online courses for and One-on-One Workshops in his home studio near Yosemite National Park.

9 replies on “Sierra Sunset”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

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