Sunset at Dog Rocks

May 03, 2013

Sunset at Dog Rocks2

Photographer: Phil Thomson; Phil's Web site 
Summary Author: Phil Thomson; Jim Foster

The glorious twilight sky above was captured at Dog Rocks, Batesford, near Geelong, Australia on January 18, 2013. I happened to be the only one here this evening and was treated to these gold and red hues just after the Sun dipped below the horizon. Mid-level clouds were positioned just right to reflect the reddened sunlight. Without clouds or aerosols of some kind, sunsets and sunrises are generally lackluster. Notice also the set of faint crepuscular rays just to the right of the silhouetted juniper in the foreground.

Photo details: Pentax K5 camera; 2 second exposure; f/11; ISO 80;Pentax 18-55 lens - 18mm. A RAW image edited in ACDSee Pro6.