Sonoran Sunset Sky: Sycamore Canyon, August 10, 2008
(All of today's photos are by Kathie. Click on photos to enlarge. See shooting data below.)
All of today's photos show the many faces of the Arizona Sky. It is so easy to get Skywatch photos here in AZ, you just point and shoot! The Sunny Skies photo is new on the blog, but the other 2 photos are repeats. I consider them some of my best and I wanted to compare and contrast the different views. The bottom photo is from my most recent post, The Last Kiss of the Setting Sun. Lynne from Hasty Brook asked about my camera settings. Her question inspired this post and the camera settings are included below. I wish I could tell you that I know what I am doing, but basically I still have the camera set in auto mode. I am getting frustrated about the color saturation and white balance on some photos. I know it is time to take out the manual and read! As for the sunset photo, I thought I had not auto enhanced it, but after checking today to add the settings I realized that I had. However, while the auto enhancing did brightened the photo a little, the colors remain unchanged. This is the way it looked.
Thanks to Tom, Imac, Sandy and Klaus for hosting Skywatch Friday
View my other Sonoita Highway Skywatch photo at Kathie's Poet Tree
Sunny skies: Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G;Focal Length: 18mm;1/250 sec - F/10; Edits: Auto Enhance with Picture Project.
Monsoon skies: Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G; Focal Length: 18mm; 1/160 sec - F/6.3, Edits: None
Sonoran sunset sky: Lens: VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G,Focal Length: 86mm;1/160 sec - F/9. Edits: brighten, sharpen, color enhance.