Dramatic Sunset (Where I set the exposure too low)

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Comments (14)

©junebug on August 12, 2007

Fantastic picture, Jessica!

steandeb on August 12, 2007

stunning photo. i love this sunset. take a look at my gallery i have lots of sunset/sunrise photos. tell us what you think.

AlexMatos on August 12, 2007

Wonderfull sunset


---- Bhatta 15 ---- on August 19, 2007

how did u manage it...were u flying? beautiful colours... excellent mood.

Jessica G. on August 19, 2007

Thanks bhatta15, I'm amazed it turned out as well as it did. It was actually taken from a car, with a good amount of zoom. I set the exposure at the lowest possible and the camera still darkened it more, making the clouds and ground look black and rather unrealistic. Oh well, it worked.


---- Bhatta 15 ---- on August 20, 2007

sure it did. what camera do you use?

Jessica G. on August 20, 2007

My only camera, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1.

Pympe on September 3, 2007

Nice picture Phoenix /Thomas

Martin Gotter on September 5, 2007

Impressive... one of the best sunset pics I've ever seen

May Margrit B. (Swis… on September 25, 2007

A sunset to dream about! Very beautiful!


hs238 on December 18, 2007

While I like this shot too! It is a pity about the exposure of the foreground as playing around on my computer reveals some hints of a very interesting detail but unfortunately this ruins the rest. Maybe in this case the use of a flash might have improved it. I understand that, that is not always possible as is the case here (we don't want to distract the driver OPPS)

jayzoe on June 8, 2008

Hi Jessica, this is a beautiful sunset aswell. I do live in Alberta... not to far from you. Zoe.

Jessica G. on June 9, 2008

Thanks, Zoe. Looking at your photos on the map, it looks like you live northeast of Red Deer - not too far from here at all.

W@Z on November 9, 2008

Fantastic Sky Jessica, greetings from Ireland.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 10, 2007
  • Attribution-Noncommercial
    by Jessica G.
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ1
    • Taken on 2007/08/10 20:42:35
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 52.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV
    • No flash