The sun sets in the East....

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Richard Ryer on September 17, 2007

Greetings Eve, Another beautiful cloud shot. Nice job with the processing.



walkaboutwest on September 17, 2007

Hi Rich, I actually had to use a tripod for this one. For that reason, I don't think I'll be taking too many photos with the intention of making them HDR. I appreciate knowing you have visited. Thank you for your comments!

Dann Cianca on September 17, 2007

Unbelievable, Eve!!


steandeb on September 17, 2007

thats an amazing photo eve! can you see the 'planet of the ape's' face in the bottom of the cloud? fantastic, yellow star!

Dann Cianca on September 17, 2007

You damn, dirty apes!!


sbyther on September 17, 2007

Big, dramatic sky. We don't get enough of that here in western Washington. Keep them coming Eve. Maybe I'm a little old and out of touch, a technological neophite, but I'm still just amazed that I can sit down at my computer here in western Washington and watch the seasons change there in western Montana. I love it!

Jewels on September 17, 2007

Gorgeous shot, Eve. The cloud formations are fantastic!

Erik van den Ham on September 18, 2007

Fantastic photo from some amazing clouds. Keep on cloud busting!!!

Greetz Erik

jhk on September 18, 2007

Wow Eve, every time I take a look at your collection, you manage to put up an amazing new picture. This is once again a stunner and certainly a yellow star!

ashkan.rezvani on September 18, 2007

Hi Eve This is Ashkan(behrouzs son).I saw youe shots and they are really great.Im an amatour and your shots encoureged me to continue.

Thanks Ashkan

walkaboutwest on September 19, 2007

Thanks for the positive words, everyone.

Ralph, it is 180 degree reflected light. For some reason, the colors of the sunset in Dillon are often equally, or even more spectacular in the east.

Reynald.d.Chatillon on September 21, 2007

A yellow star, Eve!!! Tell me do you use multiple RAW exposures and the run some soft?

I just bought a 16bit (RAW) capable camera to start playing with HDR...

Cheers, Reynald

alamos_26 on September 21, 2007

Hola Eve, me gusto esta foto para panoramio elections suerte

walkaboutwest on September 21, 2007

Reynald, I have to tell you I am completely ignorant as to the advantages of using RAWS instead of tiffs. In fact, I usually just save my photos as jpgs, which work well for me, and also aren't so large. I have over 70GB of photos on my computer at this time, and I am running out of space.

For this photo, I took three exposures, that were adjusted to 1.0 step apart, with the middle one being -.3. I also used a tripod, which I almost never do. Most of the time I do take multiple exposures and if I get a good photo, it is because I take enough pictures to get lucky once in awhile. I am certain you are much more knowledgeable about photography and equipment than I am :).

Gracias alala! Eres muy bueno. Me honran!

Reynald.d.Chatillon on September 21, 2007

Eve, don't worry about the technique, the picture is just GREAT. I'm new (3 days) to this HDR stuff and I am trying to learn everything as fast as possible!!! BTW I do love having a tripod, even a small one. But for HDR I think it seems mandatory.

© Alan Knox on September 23, 2007

Amazing light, beautiful shot!


Moh. Helal on September 29, 2007

Beautiful sunset and HDR work!

wx on October 7, 2007

Beautifuly tonemapped dusky cumulonimbus!

walkaboutwest on October 7, 2007

Thanks to everyone who has commented on this photo. I am sorry if I have not responded promptly. Part of the reason the clouds were so striking that evening was that we had quite a bit of smoke from wildfires in the atmosphere at the time, which you can somewhat see in the sky closer to the horizon. The combination of smoke and the reflected light from the sunset made the whole cloud a lovely dark orange/pink. I compared the original photo with this one recently, and was rather surprised to see minimal differences even though this was one of my first attempts at HDR. I am lucky we often have amazing clouds in this part of Montana. Almost every evening (and morning) is a wonderful photo opportunity.

© Marco De Candido on October 7, 2007

Hi Eve, this image is simply fantastic! Congratulation. Regards, Marco

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