Sunset across the prairies

Winter sunset - 2014 © Christopher MartinFuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/45 of a second at f/11 on ISO 800

A few days ago, the clouds were anchored along the eastern edge of the Rockies all afternoon and I was not sure how the sunset would develop.  Well, I guess I was sure that the winter sun would go down early and fast but what the light would do was the question.

Cloud fire - 2014 © Christopher MartinFuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/70 of a second at f/11 on ISO 800

I found myself on the edge of Springbank, west of Calgary, at 5:30 and the clouds had stretched east across the prairies and were catching and filtering the rich glow from the sun now hidden behind the mountains.

Up to darkness - 2014 © Christopher MartinFuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/50 of a second at f/11 on ISO 800

It was a scene that didn’t require much input from me to create images.  I did like the reflections on my car’s glass and hood so that provided an opportunity to play around a bit.

A thin slice of sunset - 2014 © Christopher MartinFuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/60 of a second at f/11 on ISO 800

Sunset reflected - 2014 © Christopher MartinFuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/40 of a second at f/8 on ISO 1600

Bobbi and I are off to Sedona, Arizona tomorrow for a week – this landscape session provided a nice warm-up for the spectacular red rock scenery I’m looking forward to photographing down there.

6 responses

  1. There is nothing quite like a sunset that really blows-out the sky and color spectrum…you captured it well. Truly magnificent.

    February 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  2. mwp314

    Your pictures are awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

    January 29, 2014 at 12:37 am

  3. Wow! There have been some magnificent skies lately. Wonderfully captured, Christopher.

    January 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

  4. Wow!!!!

    January 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

  5. spectacular colors!

    January 27, 2014 at 8:47 am

  6. Stunning!

    January 27, 2014 at 6:39 am

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