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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 3 February 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I took this in a great rush one evening when I suddenly realised what was happening outside (cheers to Caitlin for that!) so it's no great photographic composition.
I just grabbed the camera and fired off some shots. I'm glad I did because the colours changed and faded very quickly.

NIKON D80 1/20 second F/4.8 ISO 100 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

nice sky and shadow.well done.

3 Feb 2009 10:11am

zOOm from Paris, France

Very impressive colors really ! A fire in the sky !

3 Feb 2009 10:44am

Jason from Wellington, New Zealand

Ah! Lucky you. I try to capture this colour sky when it crops up. . . once or twice per year. It always fades by the time I get my camera. I realllly want to catch the purple light though, everything looks so strange. The leaves on the trees look a different colour. Must keep chasing that.

3 Feb 2009 12:08pm

Tony Duque from Raleigh, United States

Wonderful shot, Margie! I agree with Jason - those particular hues of fire at sunset (or sunrise) are quite rare... so, good planning (if only passive) in having your camera close at hand, and for sharing your good fortune and this terrific picture with us!

3 Feb 2009 8:51pm

Gabor Varga from Hungary

Fantastic colours here...

3 Feb 2009 11:06pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This sky color is so beautiful !

4 Feb 2009 5:44pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

wow!! i quite like the composition - having the trees and house silhoetted nicely in the shot gives more story and sence of scale and place to the image!

6 Feb 2009 12:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Well worth the rush ! . . and, yes, those colors change impossibly fast, don't they ? Wonderful shot.

6 Feb 2009 2:30am

1/20 second
ISO 100
72 mm (35mm equiv.)