Posts tagged “golden sunset

Clearing Skies at Sunset

Sunset along the Rocky Mountains when looking west is often worthy of enjoying when possible.  I was able to watch this interesting sky develop a few days ago as the daylight slipped away.

Here the sun just slipped behind the ridges of the mountains of eastern Kananaskis.  I underexposed this scene to avoid burnt out highights near the sun.  I like the resulting detail in the clouds and the golden hue of the image.  Eight minutes later, I captured a larger scene of the sunset.  The cotton candy texture and beautiful colour in the upper clouds steal the scene in the image below.

One of the last photographs I made was well above the mountains.  Here I did not underexpose yielding a brighter scene.  This has a heavenly feel to it that I find interesting.