Summer Sunset

August 15, 2011

: Ken DePue; Ken's Web site
Summary Author: Ken DePue; Jim Foster

The wide-angle photo above shows the western sky near Dallas Center, Iowa imbued with shades of gold, tangerine, baby blue, and violet. This magnificent summer sunset was captured a little after 9:00 p.m. on July 5, 2011 -- the Sun had set minutes before. The Earth’s surface is in shadow while mid- and high-level clouds collect and reflect sunlight, which is noticeably reddened by its long path length. Note that the "arching" is due to the camera lens.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D7000; Focal Length: 10.5mm (35mm ; equivalent: 15mm); Aperture: f/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.033 s (1/30); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; post processed in Capture NX2 to correct lens distortion.