Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunsets and Sunrises.

We all love colourful sunset or sunrise pictures! And I love nothing better than seeing what my camera can capture! The following are more for colour and composition than scenic, but that's the way I like it.

In Damaraland I was entranced with the beauty of the colours of sunrise. Each morning I was up before the other EHRA volunteers and out there catching the morning glorious display!

My blog header is a crop of this scene. At Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, I looked up from our campfire just as the last rays of the setting sun were on the far horizon, and saw the most gorgeous colours.  

Again at Kubu Island, but the next morning's performance extravaganza! 

South End Kapiti Island, New Zealand- seen from the hill behind our home.
Yes, cheated a bit here. Taken on 'Sunset' setting on Canon Sx10is and then I hiked the contrast. I can't believe the intensity of the colours.

Mongolia sunset. My first digital camera- a Sony Cybershot at 2MPs.

All the following were on a Canon SX10is on 'Sunset" setting which heightens reds and yellows.
Another of my town on the Kapiti Coast with the sun setting behind Kapiti Island in winter.
Chobe River late afternoon, as the sun breaks through.
Chobe River again  as the sun sinks lower. I love that Star Wars light sabre!

Sunset at Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.  

I stood on our fence to get a shot over our neighbours house of sunset  on our Kapiti Coast! This is cropped only.
Canon HS40is on vivid.

Sunrise in Galapagos Islands highlights this Barquentine.
Sunset Kapiti, looking over our neighbors fence.

Botswana. Sunset at Khama Reserve. This pic taken near the main entrance.



JIM said...

Jim I love sunsets and sunrises so I really loved these images. Your composition was really excellent, I don't know if you have read books on composition or taken a class but one of the "rules" is not to divide the image in half with the horizon. Your images are really strong and that is one of the reasons. Really love seeing how much your getting into my end of the business loll

Jim said...

Thanks JIM, yes looking back through those compositions I do note the horizons are at around bottom third of the scene, otherwise bushes and foliage are framing the pics.
I've read a bit but even so that placement just comes naturally to my eye so I can see why it is so important.

Kulwant said...

man o man
you are a real beauty lover

Audrey said...

WOW. You have captured some incredible sunsets and sunrises. I love the intensity of the African sunsets in this post.

Seema Patel said...

amazing pictures......