• I really like how you can see the rocks ...very nice detail! - BBcoffee

What a Sunset!

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Keeping with the series from Goldwater Lake...

As Matt and I watched those beautiful clouds pass over in my previous shot, I was hoping they would stay in the area long enough for a decent sunset. I couldn't tell you how long it's been since I've witnessed a colorful one.

And here it is!

It didn't sick around long either. Maybe a total of 7 or 8 minutes or so. This shot came from the very beginning of the show. I chose a more equally divided frame here to really capture the colors in the sky as well as the reflections off the lake.

In the distance to the left, you can see a mighty thunderstorm brewing. After leaving the lake, I witnessed the best lightning storm I've seen in awhile. I was wanting to pull over and grab a few shots but it was getting late and the wife had supper cooked. Had to eat!

I have to say, I learned an important lesson at this shoot. Once I captured the above shot. I had a crazy idea to run down the trail back to the location I shot the day before with the great rock foreground. I knew the light wasn't going to last long, but in the back of my mind, I felt like I could make the short trip down the trail. Wrong! No quicker than I got setup and shot two frames, the dramatic light was gone and I was left with 2 images I really didn't like. Although quite colorful, they lacked something that I couldn't quite put my finger on.

So, needless to say, they got deleted. And I don't see myself trying to do something like that again. Next time, I'll be staying in the area and focusing on different compositions rather than running down the trail to a totally different location.

I hope your enjoying the series. I have one more I'm going to post that was taken after sunset, and I'll be done. Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day!

Thanks for reading this far. If you're still interested, see how it looks on B l a c k M a g i c.

*If you have any questions regarding location, technique, or equipment, feel free to ask.

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  1. M@ H 67 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture Jeremy! You nailed what we saw perfectly with this one! This is framed well and the longer exposure captured the movement of the clouds which finishes off this beautiful composition. The reflections of the clouds in the water couldn't be any better either. Overall a fantastic shot and a fave for me!

    P.S. It looks great on black!

  2. Alistair Bennett 67 months ago | reply

    Great sky Jeremy, superbly mirrored in the reflection.

  3. Joakim Karlsson (jocke_endofall) 67 months ago | reply

    Sweet! Love that sky, the colors are stunning! The shape of the clouds and their reflections in the water creates a nice depth in the photo. Well done mate!

  4. djgr 67 months ago | reply

    great shot mate, and the lessons we can all learn from "top gun": never, ever leave your wingman... sorry, just a bit of fun, but can't think of the number of times i moved from a spot only to kick myself later, you can imagine, i have very bruised shins...matt summed up what i would say about the shot anyway, a beauty!
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  5. Michael Halliday 67 months ago | reply

    Have to agree with Alistair !

  6. Wolfhorn 67 months ago | reply

    Very nice sunset!! Color and reflected light are excellent..

  7. Richard Thompson 67 months ago | reply

    The flood of color is pretty awesome, Jeremy. Well caught!

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  8. Jeremy Pierce 67 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone for the kind words and comments!

    djgr - Ha! A lesson well learned man. I won't do it again!

  9. smallbloc 67 months ago | reply

    Jeremy - you need to hang some of these at a local gallery. These are fantastic!

  10. pink_elephant 67 months ago | reply

    fabulous shot..

  11. Larry Zimmer Photography 67 months ago | reply

    Great color Jeremy! Well done. I've tried the trail run around Granite basin lake a time or two, It does make for some hurried shooting.
    Just realized that this was taken the night of the really cool thunderstorm...

  12. Nurse Kato 67 months ago | reply

    Super catch and excellent technique!

  13. [ Not Bad U ]...back at it. 67 months ago | reply

    Amazing colors....very beautiful shot!

  14. Bryan O'Toole 67 months ago | reply

    The clouds reflecting in the water looks fantastic, and I really like that some of the rocks under the water are showing through a little. Great series Jeremy.

  15. BBcoffee [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

    Very nice colors and reflection....looks great!

  16. khosey1 67 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! I love the way you composed this; it really shows off the gorgeous sky and the reflection.

  17. Gary Randall 66 months ago | reply

    This is my favorite from the series. I'm more of a sky guy than a stump dude, although the stump was a great foreground, I dig a great sunset/rise reflected in a clear pond. : )

    Nice work bud. : )

  18. wildintel [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    Great shot, man! I love these lake shots of yours. They're inspiring.

  19. Arild Heitmann Photography 66 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous tones and light!

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