29 | August
"Evening Fire"
General: 6:55 PM on 8/28/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/7.1 | 55mm (88mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

On the way home from church I saw this strange cloud in the sky. It looked like smoke from a fire and it was nearing sunset, so I thought this would be a good chance to shoot some with my 20D...and also to get something to actually post today (as I am running rather low). I had just enough time to change and drive out towards the fire and get off some shots before the sun set.

As for processing, just the obvious contrast/color adjustments. Cameras always seem to have a bland way of capturing clouds.

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categories: sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Alastair
August 29th, 2005 at 2:40 AM

You would too if you only saw 18% grey! A very nice effect here, what with the setting sun and colour gradation in the sky. The silhouette is fantastic too.

Thoughts of: Chantal
August 29th, 2005 at 5:40 AM

Fire, destroying..... like in Portugal at the moment.....

Thoughts of: zac
August 29th, 2005 at 8:59 AM

very cool shot ryan. i hope the fire was contained!

Thoughts of: Nik
August 29th, 2005 at 10:09 AM

Nice, love the colors!!!

Thoughts of: Philip
August 29th, 2005 at 4:55 PM

i love the black foreground, then slightly blue further away land. nice composition too. :-)

Thoughts of: j_ambrose
August 29th, 2005 at 5:27 PM

Saw that one last night too but I was in the middle of moving so my camera was in a box ... still haven't found it. Great capture.

Thoughts of: Darren
August 29th, 2005 at 8:53 PM

It does indeed look like a fire. It's a wonderous sight, though a bit ominous, too. This would be perfect for a nature mag.

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