Acapulco Sunset

September 15, 2010

Mexican sunset
Photographer: Covadonga Gomez; Covadonga's Website
Summary Author: Covadonga Gomez; Jim Foster

The photo above showing a scrumptious sunset in Acapulco, Mexico was snapped on July 20, 2010. In Acapulco, sunset is different every day of the year. As this summer's day ended, cumulus clouds just above a slightly ruffled Pacific Ocean were left in the dark, but mid-level and high-altitude clouds were illuminated in hues of gold and apricot by the setting Sun. The shorter wavelength blue and violet colors are scattered from our view when the Sun is near the horizon. This leaves the stronger red, orange, and yellow colors (longer wavelengths) to paint the sky.

Photo details: Camera Maker: FUJIFILM; Camera Model: FinePix S1000fd; Focal Length: 20.0mm; Aperture: f/3.3; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/75); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB.