January Sunset

January Sunset

As the title implies, I shot this image back in January and I’m just now getting around to posting it. It’s an image I’m quite happy with, despite its relative simplicity, because I saw the image, felt it needed to be preserved and did what was necessary to make that happen.

“You just can’t pass up light like that.” — Joel Sartore from At Close Range with National Geographic

In this case what I had to do to capture this image was jump out of my girlfriend’s car while we were sitting at a traffic light, grab my camera bag and tripod and go stand in the median of a busy street to catch the last few moments of this beautiful sunset with silhouetted palm trees. My girlfriend was very understanding as she proceeded through the intersection and waited for me to get what I needed. I’ve been shooting these palm trees at the edge of my neighborhood in various ways for years, but this is by far my favorite representation of them.

Camera: Canon T90
Lens: Canon FDn 100-300mm f/5.6
Film: Kodak Ektachrome E100G (Expired)

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