Slow Motion Sunset on the Color-Thickened Lake

Working on new videos

I’ve been working hard to record hours and hours of new videos. The photo below makes an appearance in one of the videos that will be coming out soon. I’ve just spent a small eternity inside Photoshop. It keeps crashing and it’s driving me absolutely batty. I keep submitting error reports, but I’m convinced those error reports are just placebos. I keep hoping I’m generally contributing to the common good, but I think it probably does nothing… I may give up… and play my own small part in contributing to the Tragedy of the Commons.

Daily Photo – Slow Motion Sunset on the Color-Thickened Lake

The sunsets in the summer here last about 2-3 hours. Once you get around 45 degrees latitude and beyond, the sun does not sink right into the horizon. Instead, it slides sideways into the horizon like A-Rod stealing second in slow motion. This means the colors change very very slowly, and sunset is a nice, long relaxed photography session rather than a high-pressure one.

Bendemeer Estates Queenstown Sunset

Slow Motion Sunset on the Color-Thickened Lake

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length21mm (21mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • Casper van Zyl

    Very pleasing shot Trey,lovely colours and very tranquil. Our sunsets don’t hang around hear they go very fast.Will have to pop down there one day and see it all for myself. Very crisp picture.

  • Witold Skrzypiński

    I like the color, composition and that it doesn’t really shout HDR, if you know what I mean.

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Very nice tones, Trey, and again, you gotta love those lenticular clouds!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Wow, beautiful photo!!!!! Thanks for sharing, have a great Monday, Trey and everyone :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fergal.ocallaghan.90 Fergal O’Callaghan

    Hi Trey, there seems to be a little different processing here than normal. Did you use DXO/Tiffen filters on the water. It’s reminiscent of one their filters. I am curious too if you ever long to break away from HDR. You sometimes do less processed photographs that are quite strong. I am wondering if because HDR is such a cash cow for that its hard to break out of its restrictions

  • susan ratcliff

    Wow! Love this!! This is my new desktop photo for home and work! Thanks Trey! :)

  • http://twitter.com/easynaturalfood Debbie Plaistowe

    Wow nice, I never knew that about the sunsets in Queenstown (grew up in Auckland, visited Queenstown, but only in autumn).. Beautiful!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

  • Trey Ratcliff

    No… never use filters.. or very very rarely at least….I guess it’s all int he post

  • http://twitter.com/Pixamundo Pixamundo

    I was having problems with PS6 recently where it was crawling and consuming all available memory. I would click on a layer or mask and it would go into spinning beach ball mode. After endless searches to find a solution, I finally resolved it by erasing the font cache that Adobe creates. They even have a tool for this on their site somewhere. While I was at it, I removed hundreds of fonts I never really used. Now PS6 runs nice and smooth. Hope that helps.

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