Sunset silhouette

I love taking pictures at sunrise and sunset.  The colors are so amazing and it just looks fantastic.  The one thing that I often struggle with is that I want to see details and also get lots of contrast.  These two goals often seem to fight with each other.  In this image, if I had enough light to get detail in the egret flying, I would lose all the color in the sky.  This is one of the times when a silhouette is the best solution.

Under these circumstances, the outline of the bird stands out against the amazing orange and yellow sky so strongly, I don’t mind not having the details.  Hopefully, this brings the same feeling to those looking at the image.  Feel the warmth of the sun slowly melting into the horizon and imagine yourself flying over this scene along like a graceful bird.  If you can go here in your mind, my image was successful.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel Island, Florida

Nikon D500
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
170mm @ f/8.0 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 400

#BirdWatching #sunest #silhouette #DingDarlingNWR #SanibelIsland #Florida #WithMyTamron


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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