Friday, June 03, 2016

A Denver Sunset

Tuesday this week, Scarlett and I rode out to see what kind of sunset a rather cloudy and unsettled day would bring to us here in Colorado.

Denver, with its distinctive skyline, against the backdrop of the Front Range mountains was seemingly spotlighted by the cloud formations and the setting sun.

 A bit of underexposure to bring out the golden color

The golden glow slowly narrowed, seemingly centered on Denver, until
it just faded away

One last gasp of color shone through the thick clouds before the sun set.

Playing around with effect filters, this one is stylize/watercolor from Pixlr

My next post will be from Ireland.  Stay tuned.


SonjaM said...

Nice shot of the skyline. From this vantage point it looks very much like Calgary, though.

redlegsrides said...

I'll take your word for it SonjaM, thanks

RichardM said...

Have fun in Ireland! It's a Ural trip, right?

redlegsrides said...

Thanks RichardM but sadly in a way, not a Ural trip. More to follow....

Oz said...

Great shots. Anticipating your post from Ireland.

Steve Williams said...

I find your landscapes at sunset pretty strong. I've tried to emulate them myself with little success. There's just not much like it here in central Pennsylvania. I suppose I should work on developing some approach for what I have rather than create Denver ala Chang.

It seems you've developed an eye for the fleeting light at this time of day. You go out intentionally to see it or is it all a wonderful coincidence?

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

Anonymous said...

Nice images! Did you see that Google now offers the entire NIK filter collection for free? You might like playing around with those.

redlegsrides said...

Oz, I hope you're liking the posts from Ireland, thanks for commenting.

motoventures, yes I was aware of the NIK filter collection being free, tried it briefly, didn't do much for me.

Steve Williams, thanks very much for your feedback, 99% of the credit goes to the incredible sunsets we get here in Colorado...the rest is luck.