Friday, November 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday: High Speed Sunset

Houghton Rd looking west 10-30-09 by Kathie

I took this photo on Octobert 30 after we left Lakeside Park where we had stopped to photograph the park and the Osprey. Since traffic was thick Gus didn't want to pull over, so I took a series of pictures from the moving car. My first time ever doing this with this camera. Surprisingly they came out pretty good. I chose this one because of the many layers of colors. This is a great time of year for gorgeous sunsets here in Arizona! (click to enlarge for the very best viewing experience)



Shooting data: Nikon D80; Lens: VR 70-300mm, F/4.5-5.6 G, Focal Length: 75mm 1/125 sec - F/4.8

27 comments:

bobbie said...

How could I resist a title like "High Speed Sunset"?
and a beautiful sunset it is! The speed didn't spoil it at all.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

It came out great. That is a range of mountains in the far off distance, isn't it?

Gaelyn said...

Ahhh, another beautiful AZ sunset. So glad we live where we do.

I probably take more pics from my moving truck than otherwise. And I'm the one driving too.

Diane AZ said...

Your High Speed Sunset is gorgeous! I love the colors, especially the blue at the top.

Glennis said...

WOW just look at all those colours. I also would have shot it out the window if I had too, I am glad you did.

Mary said...

Wow...you are right about the beautiful color layers! Beautiful!

Arija said...

Kathie, your Arizona sunsets are just stunning!
I too took the sunset shot in my group at high speed, sheer luck that I got it.

Japa said...

Blazing sunset! Great colors.
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Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, Kathie! The colors are stunning and dramatic and breathtaking! How fortunate we are to be able to see, to enjoy and to photograph nature's magnificent displays!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Stunning sunset. The colors are fantastic. Happy skywatching.

Janie said...

Great title, fantastic sunset, and amazing that you could get such a perfect shot from a moving vehicle!

DoanLegacy said...

Incredible colors! So very vibrant!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the layers of intense color! That is one beautiful sky!

Christina said...

Fabulous colorful sunset! Happy SWF! :)

Cathy said...

A gorgeous photo of God's handiwork ~

Bernie said...

A beautiful photo! I love the layers of color. Did you shoot this with the D80? (that's what I shoot with).

The Write Girl said...

What a warm, colorful, and inviting sky. Wonderful capture from a moving car. Those shots are certainly hard to pull off. Thanks for sharing.

eden said...

very nice speed sunset. i love the layers of colours.

Have a good weekend

Debra said...

Wow! It looks like the sky is on fire! Great capture and spectacular color! :)

Roy said...

You should try that with a camera more often Kathie, that's a fantastic image.

Kittie Howard said...

Loooove the colors...not much beats a Western sunset...

Heather said...

Kathie, those colors are just amazing, and I love the texture of the clouds. Beautiful photo! You asked if Ft. Campbell is close to the spot we visited in KY (Red River Gorge/Natural Bridge area). I checked Google maps, and it looks like Red River Gorge is about a 4.5-hour drive east of Ft. Campbell.

Lawstude said...

awesome shot. thanks for sharing. :)

CTG Ponies said...

The colors are gorgeous! I've also gotten some very good pics from a moving car. Sometimes there's no room or time to pull over.

Deborah Godin said...

You picked the perfect subject for a "drive by shooting" - that sky looks like it's in motion already! Gorgeous photo!

Lin said...

Hi Kathie, Just stopped by to say hello. Thank you for all of your visits. I've been looking at some of your pictures and they are beautiful! I'm sorry not around much anymore to enjoy all my favorite blogs.I hope you are well. Take care. Lin

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

lovely view...

great job..