Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sunset

So there I was, after work yesterday, trudging home from the local supermarket with my weekend shopping... I was looking at the sky, thinking about what my photography course tutor had said about gathering a stock of pictures of nice skies. (We learned this week how to insert a new sky into a photo instead of a boring grey one - and how to make it look realistic, which is really the key.) Anyway, the sky overhead was quite pretty, blue and slightly pink. As I walked, I realised that the sunset was going to be fabulous as it developed. So, I quickened my pace for home, flung the shopping into the porch and hot-footed it into the centre of Saltaire village with my compact, before the magic left the sky. (Didn't even run upstairs for my larger camera, as I know how quickly sunsets rise and fall away.)

I took several photos. This is one I like the best. I have always appreciated the uniquely recognisable silhouette of Saltaire's church and outlined against a good sky it looks even better.
And no computer trickery needed.

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sky, deep colours, and the silhouette works really well. Someone once said that you should always have a compact with you, but I must admit I don't. How often have we seen something that would have made a good shot. Sunsets are classic for changing so quickly; nice one. Sounds as though you are enjoying the course.

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  2. Beautiful sky. I love the range of colour and the richness of the orange behind the trees. Definitely worth the quick turnaround!

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  3. Well done! Very beautiful. And the hulking silhouette of the church is perfect!

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  4. SImply beautiful and awesome !~!~

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  5. What a beautiful way to end the day. Awesome capture.

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  6. It's a stunning picture! Glad you were able to capture it.

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