Have you ever been out and about and suddenly saw a great sunset? That’s when the mad dash to find a vantage point begins and sometimes it works out while other times… well.

Today’s image was one of those “other times”. I was driving along and saw this really nice rural sunset developing. The sun was fairly low in the sky and I knew that time was of the essence. The main problem was that I was in an area where there was no apparent high ground and no clear view of the horizon. Bummer!

I knew about a small park in the area so that would have to do, figuring that I would use the wooded area to grab some sun rays or something. I rattled off about 15 sets of brackets while changing positions. When it was all said and done, I settled for the image below.

While not quite what I had in mind, this only goes to illustrate that we should never give up on an opportunity. The old log cabin to the left helped rescue the scene and provided a little balance for the small stream on the right. Some of the other brackets had the sun still above the tree line but overall, the compositions looked a bit boring (too many trees).  By the way, there is a Gazebo off to the right that I posted some time ago.

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18 Responses to Rural Sunset

  1. Chantal says:

    Rural or otherwise, it is nice and feels warm to me
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  2. Rich McPeek says:

    Very nice Jimi! I like this man! When it comes to opportunity, some times we just have to take what we can get and it worked wonderfully here.
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  3. Incredible colors Jimi. Even though it wasn’t exactly how you wanted it, it’s still a stunning image.
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  4. Dave DiCello says:

    Magical colors here Jimi! Looks like you were there at the perfect time!
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  5. Len Saltiel says:

    That’s quite a nice photo for just “settling” Jimi. Phenomenal color and light and the tree silhouettes are killer.
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  6. Curt Fleenor says:

    That sky is just beautiful Jimi!
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  7. Rick Louie says:

    Beautiful Sunset, Jimi!
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  8. Edith Levy says:

    That is a beautiful sunset. You may not have had the greatest vantage point but the image is well done.
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  9. Jason Hines says:

    Might not be what you had in mind but it came out great Jimi.
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  10. I can see why you settled on this composition. The reflection of the sky in the stream to the right makes this shot.
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  11. A.Barlow says:

    Really like the orange to this. Looks awesome.
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  12. Jim Nix says:

    great color Jimi!!
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  13. Ken Bello says:

    The colors make this a terrific shot, Jimi, and the composition is really very nice.
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  14. Radu says:

    Hey Jimmi,
    One word:incredibile.It’s like the forest started to burn, in the right side ofthe picture.

    Thank you for sharing,
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  15. Great image Jimi, what a great sunset captured nicely
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  16. Amazing image Jimi. Beautifully processed!

  17. Adam Allegro says:

    Love the warm tones at the bottom area. Really beautiful shot Jimi.
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  18. Ed Prescott says:

    Beautiful shot, I never pass up a great sunrise of sunset..:-)
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