The Most Spectacular Sunset

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The Most Spectacular Sunset
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During my last long road trip, I witnessed the most spectacular sunset that I have ever seen--and I have experienced a lot of them! A professional photographer from San Diego was set up right next to me--and he said it was the best sunset he has seen in several years. These photographs were captured at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California.

The scene changed in color and contrast over a long period of time. It was quite overcast, so I was pleased that there was some color and I liked the cool, pastel look:

As the sunset continued to develop, there came a point where the lighting was like nothing I have ever experienced before. Color radiated from the sky and reflected off the beach all around us. The beach was crowded with people and everybody seemed to just stop in their tracks. A photograph really can't do it justice:

Then, the clouds started to break up. A more dramatic sky was then presented:

I kept shooting well after the sun fell below the horizon and the other photographers had packed up and left. I am always surprised at the amount of light and color that the sensor is able to capture. It was so dark during this exposure that I used the Info button and viewed my settings on the illuminated LCD of the Nikon D800:

I suspect that these photographs would look best on metal.

Thanks for looking...

Glenn

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