Western Mountain Sunset

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© Melissa Hearle
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UploadedMay 1, 2008
TakenMay 1, 2008
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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This was shot from a closed car window while driving with some friends towards Logan Utah. The pictures turned out much better than expected. I'm glad because some friends that used to live in the West extra specially requested lots of sunset photos!

43 responses

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (1 May 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Great lighting, contrast & colors. Great work while taking it in a moving car again! Utah is such a fascinating place to visit with so many amazing landscapes. Thanks for sharing Melissa!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (1 May 2008):

    Thanks! There are so many shots I wish I had brought a camera for ... to think ... I almost didn't take it with me on this short trip. So glad, though. Always something to photograph, right?

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (1 May 2008):

    Yes, it's beautiful, but what attracts me most is its tonality & the drammatic darkness of the above clouds

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (1 May 2008):

    Thanks John I love it, too ... the weather and skies and everything seems to quickly and constantly change out here and much more dramatically than most places. Never boring!

  • Michael Fancher

    Michael Fancher gave props (1 May 2008):

    Great looking shot! Very good clarity and color!!!!

  • Beth

    Beth said (1 May 2008):

    Is that what Heaven looks like?? Pretty close I'd say! Nice shot!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2008):

    I like when something unexpected comes out nice. Great job.

  • Bhasker

    Bhasker (Deleted) gave props (1 May 2008):

    Very dramatic .... Gorgeous

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (1 May 2008):

    Everyone, thanks for the nice comments!
    Beth, the first sunset I saw in Utah truly looked like something Heavenly to me. I thought I'd died or was dreaming. I have never before, and never since seen anything like it.
    I didn't take a picture. It wouldn't have done it any justice anyway ... the most perfect white snow, glistening in a far off canyon. Golden sunlight pouring down on it ... amazing. I will keep looking for it, but at the time, I just took it as a sign that I was supposed to be here.
    Had I known some car shots come out this great, I might have tried to get it, though, hehe!

  • Joseph Brown

    Joseph Brown gave props (1 May 2008):

    Nice Shot

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (1 May 2008):

    very nice melissa! you have to love the unexpected such as the way this happened

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2008):

    This is so beautiful Melissa!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 May 2008):

    Pilar worthy.

  • Rain Arnau

    Rain Arnau gave props (2 May 2008):

    this is really beautiful.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (3 May 2008):


  • Eric Abernethy

    Eric Abernethy said (5 May 2008):

    Nice Job, Natures just gives and gives. Those clouds do look quite ominous lingering above.

  • Bhasker

    Bhasker (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2008):

    Wow.... awesome shot..

  • Susan Corsetti

    Susan Corsetti gave props (6 May 2008):

    Very nice capture.

  • Michele Creamer

    Michele Creamer said (7 May 2008):

    very nice...

  • zeren gu

    zeren gu said (18 May 2008):


  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2008):

    Amazing colours!!! amazing capture !!!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 May 2008):

    This is so incredibly beautiful - to think that you caught it in a drive-by is wonderful.

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (31 May 2008):

    great image

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Awesome! Those clouds are amazing, and the color and lighting are perfect! I spent three weeks in Logan, UT with four friends, when I graduated from Junior High School. Beautiful area! 'Course, that was in 1974. :-)

  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Melissa.............This shot rocks!!!! Love it.........Yah

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Fabulous colors Melissa....

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (18 Jun 2008):

    Karen, it's still pretty out here, but I know it's probably built up a lot since you visited 1974!

  • Tommaso Altamura

    Tommaso Altamura (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2008):

    A big sense of peace....

  • Mandi Nikole

    Mandi Nikole gave props (1 Jul 2008):


  • Edson Ruiz

    Edson Ruiz gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    Love it!!!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Melissa, this is absolutely beautiful! I especially like the horizontal layering of clouds as they so well "match" the darker horizon and darkest layer of clouds at top, both of which frame the sunset so well.

  • Tonya Gibbs

    Tonya Gibbs gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    Awesome Shot

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    What an extraordinary photo. Love it!

  • Dave Dubrick

    Dave Dubrick gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    You're really lucky that this is where you're at. You must never run out of things to shoot.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    Very, very cool...

  • Chicago Love

    Chicago Love (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    you captured it well

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Ahhhhh....home sweet home. Don't you just love it here?

  • Liisa Roberts

    Liisa Roberts gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    So beautiful. Breathtaking!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Awesome place you are at!

  • A G

    A G said (12 May 2009):

    ah you can do this so good, landscapes, very beautiful

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):


  • Gerhard Mössner

    Gerhard Mössner gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    fantastic light and contrasts - awesome lighting on the clouds

  • Kunal Jadhav

    Kunal Jadhav said (13 Jan 2010):

    Lovely landscape.

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