Sunset Silhouette (2)

f/2.8, ISO-100, 1/160 sec.

The original Sunset Silhouette was the inspiration for these two shots. Below, notice the guy, far right, wearing the Panama hat. He was casting a net over the pier, but I think the fish were just too smart for that!

f/2.8, ISO-800, 1/50 sec.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200


Sunset Serenade

f/4, ISO-100, 1/500 sec.

A clear, or cloudy day made all the difference in these shots. The thin cloud streaks across the sun makes this contrast photo my all-time favorite sun pic.

f/4, ISO-160, 1/640 sec.
f/4, ISO-100, 1/800 sec.
f/4, ISO-100, 1/640 sec.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Palm Sun Day

f/8, ISO-100, 1/400 sec.

I’m always trying to capture that unique shot of the sunset. This method of framing the picture is one of my favorite techniques. The diffusion of light is a nice effect without having to use a filter.

f/8, ISO-100, 1/200 sec.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Sunset Silhouette

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I am not a professional. This is just a hobby, but I’m always looking for that perfect shot. On this day, I was taking pics at sunset, and was just about ready to pack my gear when this crowd began to gather at the railing. I took a couple of looks through the viewfinder, but the people were sort of staggered and the bright sun washed out the frame — you know, that purple streak you see when the shot is over-exposed?

But, then, the group moved in close, diffusing the sunlight and setting up this absolutely perfect silhouette. I only had a moment to capture the image before the “pose” was lost.

I might take a hundred photos to get one worth keeping, and it reminds me that to take the best shot you only need a little skill, and a lot of opportunity.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Image: f/6.4, ISO-100, 35mm focal length 157, exposure 1/250sec.