Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
mountaindew

Weird sunset between storm clouds

Recommended Posts

Had a storm last night, in between the storm clouds, there was a mile long break where the sun broke out as it was going down. Sunlight gave off this weird ORANGE lighting all over!

My son Zach came and got me from my basement to show me the sunset. I had only a few minutes to take a shot of it, because the rain had stopped for a few minutes. Ran out to the end of my driveway to take this shot.

The storm was all around us, lighting, raining..heck, I was a bit nervous standing out in the open, in fear of getting struck by lighting. Only highest point where I was standing was the power pole next to me. I was in a hurry to take the shot.

I just wished I had seen this coming. It was a rare sighting to see this kind of lighting from the sun/clouds that turned everything outside orange..I mean it was creepy, errieee...gave me goose bumps! Just weird.. smile

orangesunset.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. It's just pure luck that I got this shot. I just wish I had more time to set the settings on the camera right. Didn't even bother looking at the settings. Just ran, stopped, and shoot. (sigh) frown

Another thing I forgot to tell you that, when I was there, outside, the lighting kept changing every minute..it was like um..how do I say this... like a rapid movement of the sunrise coming up, like how it brighten things up. Only this orange lighting was like slower motion of a orange light came in and you could see how a normal lighting changed pretty darn fast to orange..I mean even my son Zach's face looked funny with orange color on his face!

That went on for about 5 minutes..then boom, the orange was gone, just ordinary gray/dark color came back.

Zach said that he'd never seen anything like it, told him that I'd only seen it only a couple of times in my life. Said that it looked like a nuclear bomb went off in the clouds. Joking, I told him that how'd he know, he's never seen one go off. He told me that he saw it on History channel. Nice!

Just very happy I was there with my son to experience this! smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Marc, great capture. Sunrise and sunset lighting can change by the second, and often does.

When I actually set up for SR or SS I make sure my card is empty and my stuff is ready, because I tend to shoot a LOT of images in a row as the light changes. And I use a remote shutter release so I can keep my eye on the sky, not the camera. The light changes so rapidly that I never know which image will turn out best until I get home and look at them on computer.

Also, SR/SS shots are a perfect opportunity to use the autobracketing feature and later blend images together in photoshop.

Very nice work, man. Looks like you caught it at the perfect moment!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is awesome! Would have been cool to see it in person, but the photo gives a great feel for what you experienced.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! I just hope I get to experience it again... Still, no matter how many times I see the picture, I still can't get over how much light had changed dramatically. That look on my son's face is implanted in my brain forever, with his eyes open wide, and orange face! Should have taken a shot of him when I had the chance!

Thanks again. I'll never forget this experience! smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good job!  I have never found any Blacks so they look a little different.  Can you take a picture of what they look like cut in half? They look a little scary like False Morel's 
    • I picked for about 2 hours this morning. I'm not exactly haw many I got but its enough for a couple meals. I'm going to chop some of these up and mix with some cream cheese, feta cheese and garlic chives and then stuff some chicken breasts and cook them on the grill. The little bit of rain that we got last week helped the shrooms pop but it really didn't do much else for the woods besides help the mosquito's hatch. There were so many they licked the bug spray off first then swarmed. I found the mushrooms all over, North, South, East and West facing hills. Normally spot 1 has the best results but this trip it was my second spot. All of them had pretty good size too. Only a few that were in direct sunlight were dried up otherwise they are very firm. Spot 1 is the left container. Don't worry, I use a mesh bag while I'm out in the woods!
    • Yup.... 6 & 4 for Lead.... 4 & 2 for steel
    • I ended up framing my house, putting on the T&G , and then spray foaming back against the interior, which may be why I am not seeing any movement... I also used pine vs cedar
    • I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
    • Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d.   I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......
    • I agree with rundrave. #4 early and #2 shot later in year
    • Yes, 5/16 T&G I installed last fall. I did the same, but I see this summer it's starting to buckle  
    • Adding a 4th wouldn't do much IMO. The map screen is already too small to be useful when screen is split in 3. I added a Helix 7 G2N to use as a map screen. Networked with other 2 units
    • I could always go and spend more money on an additional unit but some of it is like Floyd said. I have a hard enough time watching one screen. I have the app on my phone. I think that lowrance has the ability to split the screen into 4. I just can't believe I'm the only person who would like to see this but maybe I am. It may not be as big a deal once I get more familiar with the unit. Right now I like to look at all the screens to help discern what it is im seeing on the screen.  I appreciate the input!