Thursday, October 22, 2015

Light Rays Through the Clouds

My sister's friend Carmen just bought a beautiful new Canon 5D MarkIII camera and she wanted to take it out for a spin. The three of us went over to the local park for sunset shots. It was one of those pretty evenings with some heavy clouds broken up by rays of light.




I like the above shot because, if you look closely, you can see the cranes in Long Beach that are used to offload cargo containers in LA Harbor. That's in the ballpark of 20 miles away, so cool that we could see them so clearly!

Here are my photo partners for the evening. My sister's likely to kill me for posting this, but couldn't resist!

Even had an opportunity for a fence shot:

We were packing up our camera gear. They sky was getting dark with very little color so we thought the show was over. Just then, the sun slipped under some heavy cloud cover and we had about a brief minute or two to enjoy watching the sun sink below the horizon.

Our last shot of the evening was trying out some long exposure shots as we headed back to the car.
F32, ISO 100, 13 second exposure, 200mm focal length.
Overall, a good night for photography!
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54 comments:

  1. A very worthwhile evenings photography! Great sunset shot & the fence is pretty too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Awesome, beautiful captures!! Love those gorgeous skies!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a great weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I especially like the photo of the sunset, and also the last one of the cars in the dark which gives such interesting lines with a long shutterspeed. Well done!

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  4. brilliant shots - happy weekend :-)

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  5. Hello, gorgeous series of sky captures. It is wonderful that the sky was so clear for those distant shots. And the setting sun is my favorite! Have a happy weekend ahead!

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  6. beautiful. lovely ladies, too. :)

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  7. Visiting via Good Fences :)
    And appears the test drive is a success!

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  8. Gosh, the fence shot makes me think of The Wizard of Oz! And the first shot of the light streaming through the clouds is my favorite of all, Nice work!

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  9. Wow! Great place and lovely shots ~ wonderful sunset and night shot!

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. Wonderful series, gorgeous sunset captures!

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  11. Beautiful!
    Fantastic sunset!
    Love the fence shot, too!

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  12. Beautiful photos! Just the new camera I am wanting!

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  13. Outstanding photos. Love the sunset and the fence shot. Have a great weekend. cm

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  14. Fabulously awesome! The sun shot is amazing!!!!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous. My point and shoot pictures are a bit of an embarrassment.

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  16. You three picked an amazing evening for it! Stunning shots.

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  17. Nice outing. - Loving your fence shot and the beautiful sunset.

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  18. Well, I hope your sister doesn't kill you because it's a great photo :) Your sky shots are stunning, love the path and the fencing and the traffic shot with the trailing light show is great.

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  19. Stunning shots! I like the light play in the last image.

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  20. Wow, those sky shots are wow-worthy as always. Lovely smiles too.

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  21. Hello!:) An evening out with great camera results. Suberb sky captures, and fence shot. Looks like you have got yourself a winner with your new camera.:)

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  22. that was a great photo walk. amazing photos.

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  23. Well worth getting out of the house for. I love the simplicity of that fence photo.

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  24. As always great shots. What a beauties.

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  25. Awesome! The steps going up is simple yet I like it!

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  26. Wonderful sky shots with a lot of action. The first one is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing all this beauty and enjoy your weekend.

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  27. Love those broken rays of light!

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  28. Oh yes you guys picked a great spot. I loved that last shot especially with colorful sun.

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  29. can you imagine an Earth with no clouds? No, I can't either.

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  30. Pretty sister you are. Love your blog and your fences.

    Wonderful sky and lots of action.

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  31. WoW...WoW...WoW!!!!!! so beautiful!!!!

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  32. Great job with your photos. And so much fun to share them with a friend!

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  33. How wonderful!



    ALOHA I'm SO glad to be back online!
    ComfortSpiral

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  34. So wonderful and interesting photos !!

    Have a nice weekend.

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  35. I love those sunrays, great shots!

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  36. Wow, those are beautiful shots, would love one of them cameras. The setting sun is just perfect and I also love the first pics of the Rays.

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  37. Wonderful photography session. You can't go wrong with sunsets.

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  38. All beautiful pictures..loved the glowing sun the most

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  39. Fun outing and some truly great photos!

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  40. I loved seeing your photos. They all grabbed my attention, especially your header picture of the old car in the desert.

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  41. I loved seeing your photos. They all grabbed my attention, especially your header picture of the old car in the desert.

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  42. All fabulous shots! From the fingers of God in your first to the long exposure automobile lights streaking across the last image. I love seeing fabulous work such as this as it it inspires and encourages me to keep pushing through the bad picture days I have. :D

    http://curiousasacathy.com/2015/10/rainbow-over-asheville-nc/

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  43. Great photos. I especially like the top three and the fence/steps shot.

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  44. all great shots - it was a fun outing and Karmen loved the private instructions on how to use her new camera....the sister photo was far enough away so it gets approval for posting:-)

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  45. Great sunset shots. The Canon 5D MarkIII camera seems to do a great job!
    I also like to trying out some long exposure shots.

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