Sunset and the Old Silo

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Sunset and the Silo

Just on the edge of a modern strip mall stands an old, uninhabited farm. A weathered crib barn and rusty silo are all that remain on the edge of a small pond.

Colors become saturated just after sunset; so when most people are packing their cameras up, I'm just getting started. Beginning about 10 minutes after the sun sets (or 30 minutes before it rises), the sky begins to turn deep blue above, and yellow, orange or red along the western horizon. Varying the shutter speed allowed me to create a silhouette of the silo and trees, while still getting enough light to capture the reflection.

The sky here looks artificially enhanced, but it's not. The light from the sun was still strong enough to illuminate part of the sky.

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