Southern California Sunset

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© Ron LaFond
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 6, 2011
TakenNovember 15, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length40 mm
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Canon 40D
EF 17-40mm L
1/1000 sec.

It's no easy task getting a decent sunset photograph. First off, the sun has to be going down! So that can only happen late in the day. And it seems like more often than not I'm in the middle of something that time of day. And around here the sunset is often covered by that pesky marine layer, or we're fogged in, or there's not a cloud in the sky at all. But once in a while . . . once in a while God provides the most awesome skies for those perfect sunsets. This is somewhere up there amongst my favorites. But it is hard to choose, because it seems like when they are good - they are great. I just need to figure out how to capture it to do any kind of justice whatsoever to one of the most beautiful natural settings there are.

Looking west from Palos Verdes Estates, California out over the Pacific Ocean.

16 responses

  • Dennis Strickland

    Dennis Strickland gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    You licked the challenge!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Gorgeous, Ron! You DID it!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    It is so very pretty Ron!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    Beautiful entry

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    Ahhhhh.............California Dreamin'!! Fantastic capture, Ron!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    Very beautiful, Ron! I love your essay too! I have never seen 2 sunsets alike.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    I rarely take sunset pictures for the simple reason that I don't always get out there in time when it is the most brilliant and like you said they are difficult to capture...which is why I was very excited to capture the best one that I ever shot for this theme challenge..You got a wonderful sunset here and I see that you also used a manual setting which is a good plan for sunsets.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    S U B L I M E n t r y !

  • Lanis Rossi

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  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    great for theme

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    Ron, this is a great example of the California beautiful nature!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (22 Feb 2011):

    great entry.............

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (5 May 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful color, composition, mood, light, and narrative. This is exceptionally well done...

  • Sara Fields

    Sara Fields (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    This is simply beautiful. The colors are amazing! Great job!

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