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A stolen sunset. | by Joe Dsilva
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A stolen sunset.

As mentioned before, we were having a hard time getting a good sunset shot in Costa Rica. The colors just didn't show up. Most of the times, the sun just disappeared behind the clouds. I had to try it one more time before calling it quits.


Arenal Volcano will be the place for that. Once we reached the top of the hardened lava flows, I looked around earnestly hoping that I'll be able to catch some colors. There were dense clouds everywhere which gave me the realization that it was going to be a doomed cause. A part of me refused to give up, so given that I didn't had much to loose, I left the camera on the tripod with the filter holder and waited. In a short while, the setting sun peeked out of the clouds. For a brief moment I had no idea what composition I should shoot. I looked around, the volcano itself was not very appealing, it had long stuck its head in the clouds. I looked below and noticed the vegetation getting an orange glow from the setting sun. The clouds were building up, above. So it was to be, with a GND filter positioned over the sun to reduce it's brightness, I shot straight into it, wishing myself luck.


That's how I stole this sunset into my memories.


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Taken on February 10, 2012