Thursday, August 13, 2009

Making more of a sunset

When the last rays of the setting sun disappears over the ridge, one feels that even 100 photos were not enough. But there are ways to get more. Today we are so used to utilise the camera's zoom that we have forgotten the most important zoom of all - the feet. So use the feet and move higher up.

And one may get a second chance at that sunset and from another location with another foreground too. To me, very often, the foreground makes the picture.

Then use the feet again and move a little closer to get the rest of those golden rays.

But one may still find subjects. Turn around and look. That golden glow and the twilight can together make wonders of the most common items.

At least, that is how I feel.


PS Please visit Sky Watch Friday's own site for more.


56 comments:

Dagrun said...

Så ¨sant så sant! Nydelige bilder!

mrsnesbitt said...

When i started reading this it reminded me of one of my favourite poems by Walter de la Mare



Nod

SOFTLY along the road of evening,
In a twilight dim with rose,
Wrinkled with age, and drenched with dew
Old Nod, the shepherd, goes.

His drowsy flock streams on before him,
Their fleeces charged with gold,
To where the sun's last beam leans low
On Nod the shepherd's fold.

The hedge is quick and green with briar,
From their sand the conies creep;
And all the birds that fly in heaven
Flock singing home to sleep.

His lambs outnumber a noon's roses,
Yet, when night's shadows fall,
His blind old sheep-dog, Slumber-soon,
Misses not one of all.

His are the quiet steeps of dreamland,
The waters of no-more-pain;
His ram's bell rings 'neath an arch of stars,
"Rest, rest, and rest again."

imac said...

Just wonderful Rune, Such a golden glow upon still waters.
Also the boats and buildings.

Gallow said...

Excellent Examples!!!

Anne said...

For et lyssss..... sier nå jeg!! en blir helt matt, selv om en drar litt på smilebåndet og undrer på om Rune bærer på en liten martosdrøm??? synes da å huske å ha sett den båten før...

Ackworth born said...

I love that last one with the rays of light on the wooden hut.

I've actually just posted two sunsets on HDP and HDPX this week. I didn't move my feet up but along to the next street!

Anne-Berit said...

Nydelige bilder,og selvfølgelig har du rett i det du sier.
Ha en fin kveld:o))

Lynn said...

I enjoyed your sunset lesson with lovely images today.

Petunia said...

Kjempefint, Rune:)

PERBS said...

Good potography lesson! Beautiful photos.

Malyss said...

Your pictures today are not only lessons of photographing art.
When puting beautyful words with them, you finally let talk the poet who was hidden inside of your mind.. I'm glad that you finally set him free!

Regina said...

Love the golden glow. Awesome as always.

Regina said...

Love the golden glow. Awesome as always.

Sara G said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's!!
Love love love the color!!
Happy SWF

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Et godt knippe med herlige bilder Rune! Solnedganger er helt klart pent med en forgrunn, det er jeg enig med deg i, jobben er bare å finne egnede objekter å ha med i bildet, som du har fikeset elegant i disse bildene.

Hadde ikke gjort noe om skyene forsvant og solen kom fram noen hele dager nå, mye regn i Drammen, men det har vært innslag av sol også så en skal vel ikke klage heller :)

Bim said...

Love the whole series :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hmmmm...... I wonder how old the white building is? Very neat.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots, Rune! I do love the reflections on the water and the old cottage/house is perfect!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

clairz said...

Thank you for the lovely photos and for the inspiration. I will hear your words in my mind when framing my next shot--"move the feet."

Vita Stunder said...

Vackra bilder Rune!

Ha det gott
Anna

Gunilla said...

Fantastiskt fina kvällsbilder. Solens nedgång skapar ju så fina färger. Den kan jag sitta och titta på länge.

Ha det gott och en trevlig helg

Gunilla

sixstars said...

Nice photos and advice to consider my favourite shot is the first with the evening light on the water.

James said...

There is something special about a sunset over the water and you have captured it very well.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

These are beautiful, Rune. And good advice too! Thank you.
Janice.

Photo Cache said...

the first image is so dreamy. love it.

Vita Stunder said...

Sv: Vad menade du med "Janus..." ?

~~Randi, Hverdagsprat~~ said...

Enig med deg både i det å bruke føttene mer og at forgrunnen ofte gjør bildet. Disse var bare nydelig, som vanlig:)

Camilla :) said...

SV: Nei da, det er noen strå av korn som stikker opp, og kornåkeren er i nedoverbakke ;)

Nydelige bilder du har tatt! Solnedgang er så flott! :D

Colin Campbell said...

I just want to complain about your football teams return to form. They made a lot of Scottish people very sad. :(

Lovely shots, that aside.

Lew said...

I agree! There is beauty all around in the golden light of a sunset. And sometimes a new sightline adds immensely to the image. I olve the gold on the water in your images, but in this set I like the glow on the old building best!

Torsdag said...

Coming to Norway next week to see norwegian lights.
Great shots !!!

Hartmut

nonizamboni said...

Spoken like a true artist! Good advice illustrated nicely, Rune. Thanks for sharing your viewpoints.

Eamon said...

Sharp photos, fuzzy commentary. Just the way it should be.. ;)

Martha Z said...

Great shots and I agree. Sometimes I will put on a fixed lens and force myself to move around in order to make the shot.

Dimple said...

Beautiful. I smiled in recognition of the first, and enjoyed the steps you took for the others. The last one is a fitting end for the story.

Tricia said...

Good point & beautiful shots!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful post, Rune! I feel like you've squeezed every ounce of possibility from that photo shoot. ;-) But hey! You may surprise me and produce even more.

Carol said...

All is beautiful with that golden light! I can't stop looking at the first shot! A good tip to go up higher. Also the little shed is alive in that light...

J Bar said...

Good sunset shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hildred and Charles said...

So golden and serene, - the reflections of lovely. Thank you for good advice...

Arija said...

Beautiful captures. I would so like to rescue that lovely little huse before it collapses, it has such a nice window.

Dina said...

Yes, I see what you mean. Good advice, good philosophy of photography. Good rewards!

Lendal said...

Soft, your sky evokes this word for me. Beautiful.

Light and Voices said...

Isn't it interesting watching where light strikes? Love golden look!
jfm

Dirk said...

Beautiful pictures, but love the first one most. With the boat at front you have a nice depth in the picture.

Jeni said...

You and your camera, combined with the "golden glow and twilight" do, indeed, make wonders -wonderful pictures! My favorite is the first one, but I also very much liked the last one too. Not that there was anything wrong with those in between, just my preferences of all you presented here.

Dan said...

Nydelige bilder Rune;-)

God helg:-)

Quilldancer said...

I like the touch of orange in your sunsets, but I think I like the old building the best. I am a great fan for looking over one's shoulder. Had I not looked back I wouldn't have the shot I am sharing for sky watch today.

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Greyscale Territory said...

Just brilliant! I love finding alternative ways to include the sky! And adore that rustic building in the last photo! Lots of character!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

The character that you bring out with worn out structures is amazing... I try but cannot master it as you do. I enjoy those...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rune: Neat captures from you neat area of the world.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful golden glow! I love the first shot and the last one best.

Kerri said...

I agree!
Love that golden glow :)

Babooshka said...

The light you get is always amazing. Very peachy, rich and so relaxing.

The Cowgirl said...

It's the light on the final photo that catches my eye. Truly stunning.

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