I find sunsets depressing. They go by so quickly. On my recent vacation in Colorado, I got lucky with a couple.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Here’s a shot taken at the aptly named Sunset Point, at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Three versions of the same shot follow.
This first one was created with the help of the Google/Nik apps.
Unfortunately the Google/Nik apps create a border that eats into the picture’s margins, and this photo didn’t have enough of a margin. That open bit of sky at the top got cut too much. So I reprocessed in DxO Optics Pro 9, twice — creating the following two versions. The main difference between them is obvious: white balance.
I’m not sure, but I think I actually prefer the darker or “colder” of these two images. In the second image, the reddish glow that fills the picture gives the entire canyon a warm, fuzzy feeling. But that’s not the way it really was or is. It’s a deep, forbidding whole in the ground. That’s why I like the first, more austere image of these two — with that little kiss of red glow of the setting sun on the walls of the canyon.
But as I said, I’m not sure.
Rocky Mountain National Park
|Above the clouds at Rocky. Panasonic LX7.|
|Sunset and moonrise at Rocky. Panasonic LX7.|
|Sunset at Rocky. Panasonic LX7.|
|Moonrise at Rocky. Olympus E-M1 + Olympus 70-300 lens @ 70mm.|