Day 113: Close Of Day

by Ivan Steenkamp April. 23, 2017 787 views


I was so happy that the sunset today was so beautiful. The colours, as you can see, are beautiful. I like how the sunset's colours are reflected on the wooden railing and plants. 

My approach to showing this lovely landscape was to create a panorama. What I did that I have not done before was pivot the camera around the centre of the lens to mitigate as much parallax as possible.

Beautiful sunset over a green valley full of trees.

Metadata: D5300, 18-105 @ 18mm, ƒ/5, 1/80 sec, ISO-250.

Editing: Edited in Camera Raw, stitched in Photomerge, Color Efex Pro, Dfine.


Because the sun is low on the horizon, sunlight passes through more air at sunset and sunrise than during the day, when the sun is higher in the sky. More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colours continue on their way to your eyes. This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.

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