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Ray

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Surprising Sunset
« on: October 02, 2021, 11:07:13 pm »

A couple of days ago when I went for my afternoon walk, I was undecided whether or not to take my camera because the sky was very dark and cloudy and the 'weather forecast' predicted a high chance of rain later in the day.

However, because the sky looked so ominous, I thought there might be a chance of getting an interesting shot with an impressive sky in the background, so I took my Nikon Z50 with 16-50 kit zoom, which is my usual walk-around camera.

Because the sky was completely covered with clouds that appeared mostly dark and dense, I never expected to see a sunset, and was very surprised, on my way back to the car, to see the sunset in the attached image.

The redness of the sun's reflections might appear to be exaggerated, but that's how I recall the scene. I assume that dark grey clouds tend to reflect yellow as red.

The shot is a stitch of 3 images, camera held vertically. The settings were, 16mm, F8, ISO 200, and 1/15th sec exposure, hand-held. The rain began shortly after I'd taken the shots, but I managed to get back to the car before the downpour.  ;)

The location is College's Crossing which is the border between Brisbane and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia.
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 06:56:20 am »

...The location is College's Crossing which is the border between Brisbane and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia.

...and just past Mordor! Wow, that's one red sunset.
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 08:15:59 am »

Seen a few that intense before, usually after an eruption somewhere. Nice framing and capture !
Any salties that far inland and South along the coast ?
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 10:20:14 am »

Ooh, wow!
That is a stunner.
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 07:26:51 pm »

Beautiful. And fortuitous to not have any hotspots in the scene.

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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 11:45:46 pm »

Seen a few that intense before, usually after an eruption somewhere. Nice framing and capture !
Any salties that far inland and South along the coast ?

I've never personally seen any crocs in the Brisbane river. Are you referring to the following news story?  :D

The location of that 'claimed' sighting is not far from Colleges Crossing where I shot the sunset.

https://www.pedestrian.tv/style/qld-bloke-swears-up-and-down-he-eyed-a-croc-chilling-in-the-brisbane-river/
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 11:48:46 am »

I suspect the croc story is just a croc of ...
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 07:41:11 pm »

I've never personally seen any crocs in the Brisbane river. Are you referring to the following news story?  :D

The location of that 'claimed' sighting is not far from Colleges Crossing where I shot the sunset.

https://www.pedestrian.tv/style/qld-bloke-swears-up-and-down-he-eyed-a-croc-chilling-in-the-brisbane-river/
Actually, no. It was more a question for your longevity ;) but in line with that report.
Last time i was there was near there was back at the world expo.
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 06:42:47 am »

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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 06:59:12 am »

Thanks all for your comments. It seems that some of us do actually agree on certain issues, unlike the situation in the Coffee Corner.  ;D
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2021, 07:34:29 am »

Thanks all for your comments. It seems that some of us do actually agree on certain issues, unlike the situation in the Coffee Corner.  ;D

Not so fast  :)

Had you post it in the Critique corner, I would have a thing or two to say  ;)

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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2021, 09:43:06 am »

Not so fast  :)

Had you post it in the Critique corner, I would have a thing or two to say  ;)


Good point! I guess the reason I didn't post it in the 'User Critiques' section was because I was so convinced it was such a marvelous shot that was beyond criticism.  ;D
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Re: Surprising Sunset
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2021, 06:16:29 am »

Great light.
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