Last night as the sun was setting, I could see huge puffy white clouds lowering toward the horizon and I knew there was going to be a colorful sunset. After positioning myself down low I took several shots of the sunset. These were pretty good but nothing I haven't shot before. Checking my surroundings, I turned around and saw an even better sky. These two shots, the sun is setting behind me. The extreme difference in altitudes of the cloud formations produced some nice contrasts. The bottom shot, "The Cage" is intentional. I was interested in the two types of images, beautiful puffy clouds at sunset against cold black steel with straight unnatural lines. "There are no straight lines in nature." I think it was my high school art teacher that said that.
My Nikon D70 was set to ISO 400 with a Hoya polarizer, both shots handheld at 1/3oth of a second. The cage at f8 and the tree at f6.3. Because I was in Manual mode, I could use the built-in light meter to assist in determing the exposure setting.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.