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I was home a bit earlier this evening, and the sky had some lovely golden tones, so I thought I’d do an evening shot instead of a silhouette in case my sunsets were boring!  As always at this time of day, I had my trusty tripod, and took bracketed shots which I processed in Aurora HDR (which is in my humble opinion THE best HDR software I’ve used.)

So this is the shot I went to get


which turned out quite well I think, but then I decided to focus on the gold, and do a close up for a change…


That’ll do I thought, packed up my things and started for home. As I looked back I saw that this had happened!!


So ran back and set up to take some more shots 🙂

and finally, my favourite happened and it was glorious!


apologies for so many sunsets, after tomorrow I’ll be back to shooting in the day so might get a bit of diversity!


16 comments on “Day 131~366

  1. beetleypete says:

    Some wonderful colours there, FR. I would like to have seen the straight j-pegs from the camera rather than the RAW-HDR software processing though. Just from personal interest.
    Cheers, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, I never shoot jpegs so cannot oblige 😊. I don’t use HDR very often, don’t need it as mostly shoot in broad daylight. Tonight I either got a shot with the sky tones great and everything else black, or everything else great and the sky completely blown out. That was not what I saw with my eyes, and the processed shots are more ‘natural’ to my vision. I do not do the overblown thing, unless in fun, so hope these pictures will suffice.


    1. Thanks Clare, it was awesome to watch.


  2. Francis.R. says:

    It looks like you had a lot of fun (^_-)

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  3. fruitfuldark says:

    Gorgeous images. You must be getting to know every square foot of that paddock around your tree!

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    1. Yes it’s lovely to sit by the tree and hear all the birds.

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  4. vinnieh says:

    These are so striking. I love sunsets especially when they look like this.

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    1. Cheers V-man, me too!

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      1. vinnieh says:

        They are magical.

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  5. MarySmyth says:

    I’m so glad you went back. Absolutely glorious finale!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I felt very lucky to see it all unfold! Thanks Mary ❤


  6. lolabees says:

    Wow! These are all winners!

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    1. Thanks, was lucky to watch it 🙂

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