Backyard sunset, with a twist.

by Raymond Rundelli June. 17, 2011 1172 views

Canon G11 at 6.1mm (efl 28mm), f/4, 1/640, ISO 100, 0.00 ev. Taken at home on June 15, 2011.

My home faces East/West, so I see a lot of sunsets from the deck behind my home. I have been working on a series of seasonal sunset photos that incorporate the tree line that borders my property. I took this as a candidate for that series. I am not sure it will end up being the “spring” entry and it is technically a bit too early for the “summer” entry. But after I downloaded the shot and pulled it up to process, I realized it had a jet contrail in the frame at approximately what is one of “rule of thirds” cross points. (May be hard to see because of the size limitation on my posts.) Jet contrails are one of the elements I like to work into sky shots when I can. Finding the contrail in this shot was a very pleasant surprise since, like the amorous insects in the June 12 entry, I did not realize the contrail was there when I took the shot. So it was pure luck that it ended up at a “good” place in the frame from a “rule of thirds” perspective. What I really liked about the contrail is that its placement makes it look like the jet is fleeing from the Sun and/or escaping from the maw of the advancing cloud line.

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Alicja 9 years, 11 months ago

[b][i]Wonderful! I like it very much.[/i][/b]

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Edgar Baird 10 years ago

I do see it and I LOVE it! Taking a copy to my favorites!

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