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Flames in the Sky…

by on May.09, 2015, under Life, Photography

I’m often at home when conditions are ripe for great landscape photography. Such is the case when it is merely a hobby (tho a somewhat consuming one at that). The pressures of real life mean that you can’t always be out shooting, and I’m not sure I would want to. I savour those times when I can.

This usually means I’m limited to landscape shooting during those favourable hours around sunset and sunrise only on some weekends.



NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 102 mm, 1/20 sec at f/9, ISO 100

Some days however I can stare out my bedroom window and lament not being somewhere epic to make use of the epic conditions of nature spread out before me. Sometimes it’s a magic sunrise and other days it’s amazing light at sunset, whatever it is all I can do is just look and stare in wonder.

As it was this morning when at 6:30AM I looked outside just before sunrise and to the east the whole sky was lit up with what looked like giant flames licking up into the sky.

Something about the conditions and the clouds made it perfect for this fiery display.

Some days I even manage to get the camera out before it’s gone and snag a few quick shots out the window. No time for filters and sometimes not even a tripod. This day however the tripod was necessary and sometimes even the silhouettes are interesting…



NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 200 mm, 1/8 sec at f/9, ISO 100

and it’s back to the flames in the sky before they are done…



NIKON D600 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 230 mm, 1/50 sec at f/9, ISO 100

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