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The yellow glow of sunset

The yellow glow of sunset drowns out most other colours in an ICM photo of a sunset.

I walked out my front door last night and spotted a fiery sunset behind the houses across the road. The colour slowly changed over the next ten minutes as the sun sunk further and further beyond the horizon.

I took 151 photos of the sky that night, most of them taken with me waggling my camera back and forth to capture some sweet ICM.

This was shot at f/13 so there were plenty of dust spots to heal. Luckily you can copy heals from one photo to another and if they’re the AI kind, Lightroom Classic will calculate the best way to heal each time.


Apertureƒ/13
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/2.5s

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Streaks of Sunset Light

Streaks of colour in a sunset photo made by moving the camera left to right.
The colours go from a dark smudgy grey and blue to vibrant orange.

You may have seen the stunning sunset photo from Crosshaven that I shared yesterday. Well, here’s another shot of it for you.

This one doesn’t look like a typical sunset, does it? Except for the warm orange glow. That’s because I used a technique called Intentional Camera Movement, or ICM for short. It involves zooming in on the boats in the water and moving the camera from side to side while taking the shot. The boats are the dark part of the photo, while the reflected sunlight in the water provided the rich orange streaks.

The result is a beautiful abstract image with streaks of colour and light. Next time I’m shooting a sunset over water, I’ll be trying this again!


Apertureƒ/16
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/3s

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Sunset in Crosshaven

Boats on the water and in the background a forest with some houses and a lovely orange sunset too.

The sun sets over Curraghbinny Wood as I watched from the Crosshaven side. There was the most amazing glow in the sky that lasted several minutes, a nice end to a glorious day.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length69mm
ISO500
Shutter speed1/160s

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Evening Walk on Achill Island

A yellow sign warns car drivers that children are running around, while the Moon shines down out of the early evening sky

A few years back, during our holiday on Achill Island, we decided to take a stroll on a beautiful evening. The warm air and clear sky set the perfect ambiance. As we walked, I noticed a sign that cautioned drivers about children playing in the area, while the Moon shone brilliantly in the evening sky.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length58mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/25s

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The Youghal Line in the Sun

The old railway line to Youghal in the setting sun. A small house in the middle distance and poles and cables off further and houses off in the background.

The old railway line to Youghal lies neglected and deserted in this photo I took last November. The sun was setting, and I was almost over Covid 19, but it was a cold evening, and I retreated to the warmth of the car.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO1000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Sunset at Seaside

Sunset on the beach at Seaside, Florida. A swimmer enters the water.

It was the end of another sweltering day at Seaside, Florida. The sun was setting in a blaze of glory. The sky was on fire with dramatic rays of orange and pink, and the clouds were playing their part perfectly.

I spotted a swimmer going into the water, and she made for a nice silhouette on a fiery evening.


Apertureƒ/4.5
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/50s

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Palm trees in the sunset

Palm trees silhouetted by a sky coloured by a sun that has already set. Loading cranes and buildings can be seen in the background.

In this scene, a serene moment is captured as palm trees are silhouetted against the stunning orange and pink hues of a setting sun. The warm glow of the sky sets a peaceful and calming mood, contrasting against the harshness of the container ship in the distance. The ship is barely visible, with only the skeletal cranes visible above it in the silhouette. It appears to be in the process of loading, a task that will go on, even though it’s late.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/50s

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An Fear Marbh at Sunset

The island known as "An Fear Marbh" or "Inis Tuaisceart" lies off the coast of Kerry. The sun is setting, casting a lovely glow over everything.

On a lovely summer’s evening on the Dingle Peninsula I photographed An Fear Marbh, yet again. It’s a picturesque part of the country so you can hardly blame me for taking photos! 🙂

Today I learned that, in English, it’s called Inishtooskert, which is an Anglicised version of the Irish name, “Inis Tuaisceart”, or “Northern Island”.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraDSC-RX100M4
Focal length13.2mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/1000s

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Purple Sky in the Mirror

A purple sky seen in the side mirror of my car

The side mirror of my car reflects the purple of the sky after the sun has set. Traffic on the South Mall of course continues past.


Apertureƒ/1.9
CameraM2101K6G
Focal length5.89mm
ISO996
Shutter speed1/20s

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Loading the containers

Loading a container ship in Malaga Harbour. The sun has already set but there’s a lovely glow in the sky!

Trying something new this time. You’ll probably have the visit the site to get the full effect. I’ll be uploading these images to Instagram shortly.

As before, these images were cut up with the convert command:

convert input.jpg -crop 3x1@ out-%02d.jpg

Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length212mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1s

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Malaga after the sun set

A wide angle view of the sun set, reflected in the water.

If the sky is right, Málaga harbour has some stunning sunsets. The colours of the sky are reflected in the waters of the harbour. The industrial and urban buildings on the far shore make for pleasing silhouettes defined by the setting sun.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/10s

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Silhouette of the North Side

The silhouettes of Shandon Bells, the North Cathedral and a street light with a bird on it. Steam rises from the brewery as the sun sets

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells, The North Cathedral, and street lighting on a pole with a bird on it are silhouetted by the setting sun. Steam rises from the Heineken Brewery in the foreground.


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO80
Shutter speed1/100s