251Days #115 Red Sunset Friday the 13th
With hundreds of photos from April 13, 2012, I am must post more from that same evening. So many great opportunities within a two-hour window, the sights changing second by second. The first set published on April 16 can be viewed on this blog. Link will be posted at the bottom.
This second set is as the sky turned from the silver and gold of the pre-sunset to the red, orange and black as the sun dipped ever closer to the horizon.
It took time and patience to capture this gull just the second he came past the sun. A split second earlier and he was lost in the brilliance of the sun, a fraction of a second later he would no longer be the star.
I loved the way the sun casts it light in perfect circles like a red and gold rainbow both above the ocean and onto the ocean.
It is at this point you need a very fast shutter and a quick finger on the trigger. In burst mode each photo will show a different amount of sun.
Just as I thought the show was over, the sun was lower enough to reflect onto the clouds and the clouds reflected the glorious colors back onto the ocean. The color show was not over, it was getting more beautiful.
Only a spec of the sun is still above the horizon. I caught it here mirrored in the windows. The many people on the beach appear as silhouettes against the red of the sea. The dog is clearly reflected onto the wet sand.
The third set will show the light changes as the evening progresses. You can see the first half of the sunset here: http://wp.me/p26SoR-gJ
They are the early portion of the Friday the 13th sunset show.
Enjoy your surroundings.