Sunset in the East?!

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Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 6, 2008

This shot is looking due east at sunset. The amazing color is the result of the sun reflecting down the huge thunderhead(the top of which was probably at about 40,000feet) which had just blown through. Don't remember ever seeing the effect this dramatic. The look of HDR is a result of using the ADL or "Active D-lighting" on the D300(this is one image). I like to call it "Active Dynamic Range".

Madidi on June 6, 2008

Hi Tom, that was my first reaction, 'nice HDR'. Fabulous shot either way :-)

A touch of 'Alien Invasion - Independence Day' perhaps.

Have a great weekend Tom,


Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 6, 2008

Cheers Sean. It was a little eerie seeing the setting sun reflected in the east. The west was totally obscured. I actually did a little "tweeking" in Nikon Capture NX on the raw file. You have a great weekend as well. :)

Best regards, Tom

Eva Kaprinay on June 7, 2008

Fantastic shot :-) beautiful colours and special moment :-) Best regards Eva

Graham Hobbs on June 7, 2008

Interesting meteorological effect, Tom - makes for a fascinating image - but one that passes the test os still working as an image without the explanation! Nice work. Graham

oliviero masseroli on June 7, 2008

Complimenti Tom. un'altra photo bellissima (beautifull). Your friend in Italy...Oliviero

Hank Waxman on June 7, 2008

Interesting shot, Tom, and the description really helped explaint he eerie effect. Thanks.


Jewels on June 7, 2008

Amazing..quite an effect created by "mother nature" and you. Very dramatic and wonderful finish. Well done! (Julie)

yves floret on June 7, 2008

Hi Tom. Very interesting meteorological freak and beautiful shot.

Greetings. Yves

Tom Ringold on June 7, 2008

Tom, great contrast of color, the coldest cyan to the hottest reds! What more?


Jörg Petersen on June 7, 2008

A nice shot Tom. Greetings from Jörg

Alfred Schaffer on June 8, 2008

The sky is fantastic!

Greetings Alfred

Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 9, 2008

Cheers, grazie, danke and thank you very much Eva, Graham, masseroli, Hank, Julie, Yves, Tom, Jörg and, last but certainly not least, Alfred for your very kind comments and remarks.

Best regards to all, Tom

Vangelis Doutsios on June 9, 2008

Vey nice shot , beautiful colour.Greetings. Penelope

Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 9, 2008

Your comments are appreciated Penelope. Greetings, Tom

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on June 10, 2008

what a superbe picture! a drem from USA Tom! very well done! regards urbi

Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 10, 2008

Danke urbi. I am glad that you like it.

Regards, Tom

arif solak on June 10, 2008

very nice

Tom Lussier Photogra… on June 11, 2008

Thank you Arif for your visit from Turkey and the nice comment. Regards, Tom

picsonthemove on June 12, 2008

Another fine shot



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 6, 2008
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    by Tom Lussier Photogra…
    • Taken on 2008/06/04 08:26:42
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash