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    September/October- Sunset to night sky

    Was thinking SUNSET TO NIGHT SKY might be a good topic for this month's theme:-

    * We have the equinox coming in a few days,when sunsets usually more dramatic
    * Supermoon coming soon
    * Inspired by Andrew's recent Milky Way shot-it seems ordinary mortals can take these shots, not just the astroboys although we'd love them to show us how it's done

    Any takers?
    Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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    Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

    We have the equinox coming in a few days,when sunsets usually more dramatic
    you got more details Bo ?

    but sure I'm game
    :- Ian

    5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

    :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosespana/

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      " An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes the center of the Sun. Equinoxes occurs twice a year, around 21 March and 23 September.

      The equinoxes are the only times when the subsolar point (the place on Earth's surface where the center of the Sun is exactly overhead) is on the Equator, and, consequently, the only times when the Sun is at zenith over the Equator. The subsolar point crosses the equator, moving northward at the March equinox and southward at the September equinox. The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator is perpendicular to the Equator. As a result, the northern and southern Hemispheres are equally illuminated."

      From Wikipaedia.

      I always think sunsets are more impressive, often with reds and flaming oranges, around these 2 periods

      Full moon - supermoon- due 28th.


      Cameras at the ready boys and girls !
      Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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        #4
        Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

        cheers Bo ...could be interesting - we are already getting some stunning sunsets here hopefully getting better
        :- Ian

        5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

        :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosespana/

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          #5
          Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

          Just had a little cruise around the web to see if my impressions of best time of year for sunsets are substantiated. Some support for "spring and autumn" so maybe this is why.
          Although of course variation is found geographically. Would be interested to hear from our chums spread wide across the globe.
          Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

          https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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            #6
            Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

            This was September, although a week or so ago, so pre-equinox:

            Sunset over the lake by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

            Actually, I have often found December one of my favourite sunset months:

            Marlow Sunset #26 by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

            But I will be on the lookout if the cloud ever lifts right now!

            Best

            Richard
            Last edited by rcarca; 20-09-2015, 23:04.
            Richard Anderson Photography at www.raphoto.me

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              Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

              Your earlier ( December 2013) sunset was indeed spectacular!! Amazing water colours.

              Would you consider chopping a bit off the left side of last week's shot? I find my eye keeps ignoring the black bits and going off to the right.
              Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

              https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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                Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                Originally posted by lunarbo View Post
                Would you consider chopping a bit off the left side of last week's shot? I find my eye keeps ignoring the black bits and going off to the right.
                TBH I have so many photographs of the lake and the sunset, I regard this as one in the series. I did play with the lead in on the black...

                However, back on topic, I went out on the equinox to catch the sunset. One small setback, there were a few clouds:

                Dee Estuary panorama - cloudscape by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

                Or a smaller section (one frame only...):

                Clouds over Deeside by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

                My evidence so far is not convincing that equinox sunsets are better than the rest of the time, but the clouds certainly light up well!

                A few more here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskhqtrFv

                Richard
                Last edited by rcarca; 26-09-2015, 09:40.
                Richard Anderson Photography at www.raphoto.me

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                  #9
                  Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                  This one is pushing the theme a bit as its sunrise this morning...
                  20150929-20150929-036A1434.jpg by Andrew Bird, on Flickr
                  But it follows the idea!
                  Andrew

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                    Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                    My evidence so far is not convincing that equinox sunsets are better than the rest of the time
                    I'm beginning to agree with you Richard! However every day is unique........
                    Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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                      Thought I ought to have a go at the supermoon. I wish I'd read jim'sphotography notes before I had a go but even though my blood mooon is not as clear as I'd have liked I'm consoling myself with the thought that at least I WUZ THERE.

                      Supermoon by Barbara Bett, on Flickr


                      Blood Moon by Barbara Bett, on Flickr
                      Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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                        #12
                        Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                        That last one of the full lunar eclipse is very good indeed
                        James
                        James Boardman Woodend
                        www.jameswoodend.com

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                          #13
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                          my blood mooon is not as clear as I'd have liked I'm consoling myself with the thought that at least I WUZ THERE
                          It looks fine to me and as you say you saw it!!
                          Andrew

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                            Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                            Thank you James and Andrew for your encouraging words!
                            Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

                            https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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                              #15
                              Re: September/October- Sunset to night sky

                              A view if the Parthenon for all practical purposes after dark


                              Parthenon after sunset by Roger Macdonald, on Flickr

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