Sunset in the City

Red sky at night. Your flock is alight. Or something like that. I goose the contrast and sat a little to bring out the graduating light and emphasize the light reflected in the buildings.

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Misty City Night

Another deliciously misty day. I am starting to love the camera on my phone. This is entirely unretouched. The sharpness, depth and clarity under taxing lighting conditions is awesome. I enjoyed creating a framing that would have the orange street lighting fade up to gray mist with the tree emphasizing the transition.

Sunrise Sliver

It felt like Midas had reached out to the sky this morning-turning it gold.

Taken from a moving car, I had to cut a wee slice of the original photo to eliminate extraneous detail-leaving the whole image at a jaunty angle. The contrast was set quite high to bring the rich tones out-blowing out the clouds in the middle a touch. It felt worth it to render the golds and ochres and to draw out the shafts of light and rich reflections.

I know that there are obvious pixels here. It was a grab shot! But the branches on the right are sharp and the softness is mainly in the clouds-lending an overcast, ominous feel. Let’s call this an ‘oil painting’ effect and pretend I aimed for just this look!