I LOVE sunsets (and sunrises) the clouds are what really make the images....and catching the light right after the sun has gone down. I have the perfect spot to catch the sunset just a short walk from my house, not so for the sunrises (hence why I don't have as many of them). We went through many days of just sunsets, nothing spectacular but then the clouds showed up and yay! the SUNSETS were back!
Many times I am just taking the shot with my iphone for a quick posting to my Facebook page, but then I do get those days where I bring the big camera...I need to do that more often (I have TONS of photos on my iphone!)
I always think of it as God's painting the sky for our pleasure. In I remember once in church mass was at sunset and during the homily the sky was just blazing outside of the windows....the priest made a mention of the sky and we all turned to look outside at God's painting. It was so beautiful.
Here are just a few of my recents, Enjoy!
My biggest tip---ALWAYS look behind you, sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised.
Sunsets from November and the view behind me ( looking eastward) the same night
December Sunrise it wasn't anything worth capturing that morning but then I turned to look to the west and wowsers....look what was there!
January Sunset (Jan 20th 2012)
and this is from last night (1/20) but looking east (behind me) the bright dot is the moon
earlier in the month.
Hope you enjoyed a small glimpse into our gorgeous sunsets here in Arizona!