28 | June
"Desert Arms"
General: 7:32 PM on 6/25/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/80sec | f/8.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This is one of the Ocotillo plants in our front yard. I took the sunset without the plant, and I was originally planning on posting that, but it seemed a bit boring.

categories: desert nature sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Chantal
June 28th, 2005 at 4:01 AM

I like the angle you shoot this from.... and the sky is great, that takes a good timing.

Thoughts of: jane
June 28th, 2005 at 8:08 AM

Beautiful sky...

Thoughts of: zac
June 28th, 2005 at 9:38 AM

nice one! i also find sunset photos to be more interesting with something in the foreground... though i've got plenty without. i like the composition a lot.

Thoughts of: Nik
June 28th, 2005 at 12:37 PM

beautiful, the colors are terrific! I especially like the changing shades of blue throughout the photo. And yes, it would be boring without the plant

Thoughts of: Mom
June 28th, 2005 at 12:41 PM

Yes, the desert can be beautiful! Great job of capturing the arms of the ocotillo reaching up to meet the color of the sunset. I love the lighting and color.

Thoughts of: alexandra
June 28th, 2005 at 12:42 PM

I love the magical array of colours that only sunsets can give. I think the silhouetted cactus plants just add a depth of context.

You live amid beauty, Ryan.

Thoughts of: Nazzina
June 28th, 2005 at 2:20 PM

this is quite a different sunset photo. well done ryan!

Thoughts of: Ian
June 28th, 2005 at 3:42 PM

A wonderful skt with a foregound interest of a silhouette.

Thoughts of: Jason
June 28th, 2005 at 4:44 PM

Great silhouette here Ryan, the exposure is perfect. I love the color in the sky as well!

Thoughts of: Mark
June 28th, 2005 at 7:44 PM

I love the sharp outlines of the plants. . great color :)

Thoughts of: Teja
June 28th, 2005 at 8:16 PM

You've done a really nice job with the colors in the sky!

Thoughts of: Margaret
June 28th, 2005 at 11:01 PM

this shot is . . . incredible? no, that word isn't good enough. :^) it's beautiful. truly and wondefully beautiful. it's one of those images that pulls a thread of a forgotten memory. does that make sense? well, I guess that dosn't matter -- I never make sense. but that dosn't change the fact that this picture is amazing.

Thoughts of: jyoseph
June 29th, 2005 at 2:58 PM

I think you made a good choice on having both of them together. The 2 contrast so well together. Great work, as always!

Thoughts of: paul
June 29th, 2005 at 4:10 PM

always love the clouds and the sun like this, as if its burning the underside of the clouds. great silhouette

Thoughts of: BlueBlurry.com
June 30th, 2005 at 10:13 PM

What a wonder. I like the fact that the sky ran from dark blue to bright orange. Very nice shot Ryan.

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