Sunset Encore

Very few wait for the 'sunset encore' (admittedly I just made this up ;-). It's the 15 minutes or so after the sun sets and the sky turns fire red. I was at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia yesterday and just after the sun set 85% of the folks got up and left, just as my shooting went into high gear. I spotted this little puffy cloud against the big luminance clouds. The second shot was just before sunset, offering that soft golden light, as I noticed the rim lighting on these two. I played with desaturation to emphasize the colorful rim light. To learn how to create images like this, consider taking one of my nature photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Nikon D800, 300mm, f/14, 1/6 sec, ISO 100, 10/25/14, 5:44 PM (12 minutes after sunset)


Sunset Encore, Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine


EXIF data: Nikon D800, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 800, 10/25/14, 5:22 PM (10 minutes before sunset)

Golden Rim Light, Blue Hill Overlook, Acadia National Park, Maine