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Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby Hetchy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:18 pm

Hey, what kind of photographs do we have of those times Before Sunrise and after sunset. The times when aplenglow rings the peaks or smoky haze blends with the fading light to create a moody aura in the scene! I will begin with this photo:(Taken in the "Bear Valley" between Kerrick Canyon and Rancheria Mtn.)
Bear Valley Eventide

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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby Buck Forester » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:46 pm

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This is Muriel Lake after sunset. The colors are real, this is a Velvia 50 film scan and I had to desaturate the colors a tad because they were so intense, the color contrast was so high on the slide. The reason the colors are so brilliant is because of a large Sierra wildfire that year that was burning to the west. I captured a whole series of images from this sunset and at times it looked like a volcano was erupting just over the mountains. It was definitely one of the more amazing sunsets I've seen.

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This is a wide-angle view of the same sunset from the same place.


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Another stand-out, completely amazing post-sunset experience was at Marie Lake on our JMT thru-hike. It was stormy and it cleared a bit at sunset (but came back that night in full force), but the alpenglow was like I've never seen before. This happened after the main sunset colors had passed, and then this incredibly rich pink glow just hit the peaks. My hiking partner and I were dumbfounded at the colors, we couldn't believe the intensity of the pink. It was like the air was actually colored. I have wider angle shots of Marie Lake from the same time somewhere, but I'm not sure where I have them stored. I think I burned about 3 rolls of 36 exposure Velvia 50 in about 10 minutes.
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby Hetchy » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:33 pm

Wow Buck! This is exactly what I was thinking. Dude, You are a truly amazing photographer! I am gonna have to pick your brain before my PCT hike for some photo tips. :D
Here is another couple of Photo's:
Twilight at the Granite Motel 6 (Mahan Lake Area)
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Alpenglow upon the Sawtooth Ridge, Matterhorn Peak area from Slide Mountain:
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby rlown » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:41 pm

Hetchy,

Kinda curious.. What kind and how much camera equipment are you carrying on your trip?

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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby copeg » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:07 pm

Sweet shots everyone!
Kaweah Basin.
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby Hetchy » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:39 pm

Trail blazer those are some amazing photographs! I am always amazed at the photographs we take, and I know that the subject of our efforts was even MORE dramatic in person!!! Rlown: I just bought a Canon 590IS for the PCT but I am still thinking I might "bounce my Canon S2IS along the trail to Kennedy Meadows for the Sierra section. The only problem with the S2 is that it does not accept the SDHD memory cards(I bought 4 of them.. then found out they would not work) thus I bought the 590IS. I am open to suggestions for camera gear as i have worked longer than I thought and some dude wants to buy my P.O.S. chevy so I could possibly swing another Digital camera. Though after seeing what BUCK is doing with film I am beginning to wonder if I made a mistake jumping from medium format film to digital! I have a pentax optio 33WR but I no longer trust it cause I have taken about ten trillion pics with it and I know CCD's ARE wear items at some point. Any suggestions for a camera for the PCT better than the Canon 590 IS?
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby LMBSGV » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:38 pm

Those few moments after sunset and before dawn are my favorite times of day both for photos and the sense of tranquility. Here are three:

Great Western Divide from small lake on Bighorn Plateau.

http://www.sonic.net/~words/Images/GWDBighorn.jpg

Moonset from Windy Ridge.

http://www.sonic.net/~words/Images/Moon ... ge-rev.jpg

Clouds and Kearsarge Pinnacles.

http://www.sonic.net/~words/Images/Clou ... eLakes.jpg
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby TehipiteTom » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:12 am

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Lake 10,200, southeast of Ward Mountain on the LeConte Divide.
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby SSSdave » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:31 pm

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Dusk earth shadow 2007 out towards the southeast to the Inyo Range, Dave, and 94 Subaru (now with 265k miles hehe!) at one of my dirt road car dispersed camping spots via my little Coolpix while fall leaf camping in the oh so neat Tungsten Hills. I sleep head in passenger side back seat with toes at end of trunk. Oh yeah the Wabbit Bush and yep der be jackwabbits.
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby Timberline » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:47 pm

Now THAT'S a sunset shot!

Nice work, Dave, as always :)
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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby ericZ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:21 pm

NICE work. i wish i could have some of these photos on my wall.


i'm just a hack.... here's mono lake, about 2am.

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Re: Evening After Dark or Predawn

Postby fishmonger » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:15 pm

Mono Lake, pre-dawn late June 1989

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same place, same day a few hours earlier under a near full moon

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Pre sunrise, Lee Vining Park, some early June day in 1988 after an early morning wake-up call from the park sprinkler system (that was when the the Greyhound from Lone Pine dropped you off at 2am and you had to spend the night to catch the Yosemite Bus around 10:30am)

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Post sunset, somewhere between the two Palisade Lakes, around 8:45pm, July 1990

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all images are probably on Fuji RD 100, which was the standard slide film they sold at that time.

After sunset, Bighorn Plateau, July 1990

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