Chasing Sunsets

Yep, yet another sunset post. XD Heh heh, I seem to have a slight obsession with sunset pictures… but that’s all good, right? Most of you don’t seem to mind my habit, which is quite good of you. Thanks. I couldn’t show you pictures of sunsets without you. XD  😉

Ahem. Let’s proceed.

I’m going to save the best for last, but that doesn’t mean this one isn’t beautiful! I loved how crystal clear this sunset was.

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Ooh, can you spot the lone star? This is practically the only time a star has shown up on one of my photos. 😉

 

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Okay, now for the other one. I probably say this in every sunset post, but this truly was one of the most gorgeous sunsets I’ve ever seen! It was certainly one of the most vibrant – maybe THE most vibrant I’ve ever seen. I wish you could have seen it too… It was way more beautiful than this, but these pictures should give you some idea.

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Ugh, I haven’t figured out quite how to take good sunset pictures with my new dSLR yet, and thus a bunch of these pictures were taken with my old camera. (Although this one was taken with my dSLR and edited to help the graininess – at least a tad.) Any tips would be welcome! 😀

 

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I love this one so much! If you’re wondering what that blurry reflection is, it’s actually the roof of my car! I think it turned out pretty neat. 🙂
Wasn’t that altogether wonderful? *Happy sigh* When I saw the edge of the sunset from the kitchen window, I was out the door in about 10 seconds flat. XD It was truly breathtaking. Megan and I like to go up to a certain spot over the hill to photograph sunsets without the distracting powerlines, so we hopped in my little car and raced the sunset. It’s pretty exciting, sunset chasing is, because you have just a few short minutes to capture that beautiful, glorious bit of sky with your camera before it fades forever. Invariably the sunset vanishes all too soon, the way a rainbow does, but I just smile because I can see it again whenever I want to. ♥

That’s what I love about photography: it allows you to save one scene, one little piece of life, and to keep it as long as you want. It allows you to capture joy and sadness and thousands of memories and hold them forever.

What’s your favorite thing about photography? Do you like sunsets? (If you don’t, you have a problem. XD )

***Allison***

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36 thoughts on “Chasing Sunsets

    1. Thank you so much! Well for this post I actually used two cameras: a Nikon Coolpix L830, and a Nikon d3400. (I’m still learning how to use the d3400, so I had to revert to my old camera sometimes – but I still love it! It takes really good pictures for how easy it is to operate.)
      Thanks!

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  1. Your photography is top-notch as usual! 😀 I loved these pictures, and I love sunsets! I love taking up close nature photos, especially with bokeh in the background! 😀

    I’m loving your new sidebar, great idea! 😉

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  2. These are beautiful pictures! 🙂

    What mode do you use to take pictures with your new camera? I pretty much ALWAYS use manual mode. I know if you put the ISO (I think) up high, then it might make it grainy, but otherwise I don’t know why it’d be like that…

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    1. Thank you so much!
      With my new camera, yep, I use manual mode too. Okay, thanks for the tip! Yeah, after I made this post, I took pictures of ANOTHER beautiful sunset with my new camera, and I got it to work! 😀 Yay! I think the white balance was off – it was making my pictures blue instead of red. ;)Thanks again for the tip and the comment!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara!
      Aww, that’s so sweet! But most of the good pictures were from my old camera. XD But yes, I actually am getting used to it a bit more – I took pictures of yet another beautiful sunset the other day, and they turned out much better! 😀

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