Sunset on the City

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 27 2012

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Solar System, Tips and Techniques

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Aperture:f/7.1
Focal Length:280mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

The Sun sets in a ball of fire behind the skyline of Calgary.

For this shot on September 27 I found a spot on an overpass on the Ring Road east of Calgary to look west. Using an app for the iPad, LightTrac, I was able to locate the exact spot where the Sun would set behind the skyline, including the new 50-storey Bow Tower.

Getting the Sun big compared to the buildings means shooting from a distance with a telephoto lens. I used a 200mm and 1.4x extender here.

It would have been nice to have shot from a higher altitude but such places are hard to find east of Calgary where the land flattens out onto the prairie. However, this was a good test of the technique for lining up a rising or setting Sun or Moon with a photogenic foreground. That’ll come in handy this weekend for the Harvest Moon.

– Alan, September 27, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

One comment on “Sunset on the City”

  1. Incredible photos Alan.


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