Category Archives: Sunsets

Dramatic Sky over Charlevoix Lighthouse

Dramatic Sky over Charlevoix Lighthouse

A stop off at Charlevoix after a day trip to Mackinac Island to watch the sunset was well worth it.  We were treated to a dramatic sky over the Charlevoix Lighthouse.  Colors continued to pop for almost a half hour past sunset.  The white clouds were beautifully backlit remnants of sunset a few minutes earlier.  I really liked the silhouette of the lighthouse and walkway against the orange horizon.  I have photographed this lighthouse on a number of occasions and can recall only one time when the sunset here rivaled the one tonight.  It was really my first outing with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.  After being away from Olympus since 2014, I decided to give it a try once again.  I was very pleased with these results.




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September Sunset over Old Mission Peninsula

We are back once again to Traverse City.  A popular place to see the sunset is an overlook near the Chateau Grand Traverse Winery.  The overlook is a nice place to watch the sunset with a view of the vineyards and the West Bay in the background.  Weather was cloudy all day, but just after dinner we got a slight clearing of the heavy cloud cover.  It was worth the drive as we were treated pockets of orange shining through the clouds as the sun set.  I hope you enjoy the view.

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Sunset in the Desert

After a another midwest winter filled with overcast and cloudy days, it is nice to get out of the cold and enjoy the warm sunshine and blue skies here in Phoenix for a few days of meetings.  Even though I spent all day in meetings, I was able to get out for a walk before dinner to enjoy this beautiful sunset.

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John Hancock Building at Sunset

John Hancock Building at SunsetHere is another image of the Chicago skyline.  Here is the John Hancock Building at Sunset.  I love the red and orange tones peeking above the cloudy horizon as the sun has just dipped below the clouds.  The John Hancock Building seems to dwarf all of the surrounding buildings on the North end of downtown Chicago.  This photo was taken with the Fuji X-T1 camera and the 50-140mm lens at about 95mm.  Enjoy.

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Sun Setting behing Chicago Skyline at Navy Pier Chicago

Navy Pier Chicago SkylineContinuing with yesterdays them of photos I recently took while on a dinner cruise from Navy Pier, this is a beautiful image of Navy Pier with the full Chicago Skyline in the background.  A number of the shots from the boat were quite challenging as I was shooting directly into the sun.  This image was made with the Fuji X-T1 camera with the 10-24mm lens as was the one from yesterday.  I am amazed how much latitude recent RAW files have in dealing with shadows and highlights.  This image captures as setting sun going down in the sky behind the John Hancock Building in the background and the beautiful end of Navy pier with its backlit American Flags in the foreground.  What a spectacular sight it is watching the sun set from out on Lake Michigan.

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