Category Archives: Sunsets

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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Sunset over Covered Bridge

Sunset over Covered BridgeI cut through Lake of the Woods on my way home tonight around sunset.  It was another evening with a magnificent sunset, so I grabbed my camera and tripod and walked down to the Sangamon River to capture a few images of the covered bridge with the colorful clouds above.  I am still learning my way around the Nikon full frame camera, but I am amazed with the amount of detail that I can recover in the shadows of scenes with a wide dynamic range.  I enjoyed the reflections off of the very still river tonight.   I know I need to enjoy the time to get outside before the cold weather settles in for good.  Mike Ross, this one’s for you!

Also posted in Bridges, Illinois, Photography

November Sunset

November SunsetI sometimes struggle for inspiration this time of year when the sun sets early and we move from fall into winter.  It seems like our winters here are filled with so many grey monotone days.  Today was not one of them.  It was a gorgeous November day and the sunset this evening was spectacular.  As I waited for Gayle to join me for dinner, I drove north of Champaign a couple of miles to get a clear view of the sunset.  The skies were particularly orange and the colors seemed to radiate off of the puffy white clouds.  I stopped near this old corn crib as the colors peaked for a few shots.

Also posted in Barns, Fall, Illinois, Photography