Sunset on the Range
By: Alan Dyer
Tags: Alan Dyer, Alberta, astrophotography, atmospheric phenomena, Canadian Prairies, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, High Dynamic Range, motion control, Prairie sky, Reesor Ranch, Sunset, time-lapse, twilight
|Camera:||Canon EOS 60D|
The setting Sun provided a fine light show on the open range of the Canadian Prairies.
This was the scene Friday evening, July 4, as the Sun lit up the clouds in the big sky of the Historic Reesor Ranch.
I’m here for a week of intensive shooting and writing. On the first night the setting Sun put on a fine show, captured in still images, like the high dynamic range composite above, and in time-lapses captured with the motion control gear below.
When I took these shots I was likely right on the 105th meridian, the line of longitude that marks the boundary of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Either way, the land is expansive and stunning.
Just to the south the land rises to the Cypress Hills and the namesake provincial park where I’m spending most nights shooting stills and time-lapses. More to come this week I’m sure!
– Alan, July 7, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer