November 30, 2014
Photographer: Jim Pastore
Shown above is a phenomenal gold and vermilion sunset as observed from Tucson, Arizona or November 14, 2014. The best colors are rendered when either mid-level clouds occupy the western sky at sundown, as in this case, or in the absence of clouds when aerosols, from wildfires or a volcanic eruption for example, are prevalent in the atmosphere. Here altocumulus clouds were positioned just right to catch the Sun's lingering rays.
Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D7100; Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (A09NII); Focal Length: 75mm (35mm equivalent: 112mm); Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.033 s (1/30); ISO equiv: 160; Software: iPhoto 9.6.