I’m a sky watcher. I just love the ever-changing colors and textures of the sky. Especially during sunrise and sunset.
Unfortunately, I’m not great at capturing them. I mean, I’ve gotten some interesting shots. But there’s got to be a way to capture the colors in the sky without ending up with too much light.
The problem with both is that the sun is usually glaring right into your camera. Automatic settings will adjust for that light, so everything else will be too dark. Adjust for the darker sky and you let WAY too much light into the camera. Sigh…
The sunset as seen from Port Aransas on Sunday was amazing. Yes, Janet, I was thinking of you!
I didn’t plan ahead. I just happened to notice the colors in the sky as I left the restaurant where’d I’d eaten dinner. So I drove over to the eastern side of the island, found a spot overlooking the bay, and grabbed a couple of pics. A “couple” in this case means about 60. LOL.
To be honest, the cloud cover had been so low and dense for most of the day, I didn’t expect to see much of a sunset. As you can see in the next pic, the cloud cover was quite low on the horizon..
I snapped some images in quick succession, alternating between the zoom and wide-angle lenses.
I’d about given up, thinking it couldn’t get much prettier, when the sun made an actual appearance as it dipped lower.
I had to edit these pics a bit to get the lighting right. And flatten my horizon. That’s another issue I sometimes have, remembering to make sure my horizon is flat.You know, so the world isn’t unnaturally tilted.
One day, I’ll figure out the proper camera settings for this light…
I’m glad I noticed the wave clouds in the distance. I think this next image captures them perfectly.
Isn’t it funny how the sun looks like a pixelated, flattened ball?
Which shot do you like best?
My next post will have more critter pics. I’ll bet you just CANNOT wait. LOL.