The Colorado Sunsets Gallery

     High altitude, the Rocky Mountains, and a wide variety of clouds often
     combine to great effect, but the light is cut off abruptly by the western
     peaks. The showiest portions rarely last longer than fifteen minutes.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
   Flyover (Golden, CO)    Crowned Silhouettes (Brighton, CO)    A Golden Calliope (Brighton, CO)    Sherbet Swirls (Golden, CO)    The Burning Bush (Golden, CO)    Layered Cake (Lookout Mountain, CO)    Cotton Candy (Brighton, CO)    Hot and Cold (Ft. Collins, CO)    A Film Noir Sunset (Thornton, CO)    Classical Sunset (Broomfield, CO)
  A quick shot west at the 6th Avenue entrance
  ramp, taken from Indiana Street, reveals a blast
  of shapes and light. Is it sabotage against the
  new light rail flyover? No, merely an unusual
  array of clouds over Lookout Mountain.
      (September 12, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  39mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/1024 sec
ISO Speed:  1250
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  Clouds at multiple elevations capture the
  fading light at different color temperatures,
  creating a crown over the shadowy trees
  below. A hint of blue summer sky lingers
  placidly in the background.
      (June 26, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Focal Lng.:  20mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/1250 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  A minor squall breaks ahead of the sunset, leaving
  behind heaps of cumulus cotton to gloriously reflect
  the final golden rays of the fading summer sun.
      (June 5, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Focal Lng.:  100mm
Aperture:  f/4.0
Exposure:  1/2000 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  An all-day meal of high winds brings a desert
  in the form of whipped, swirled clouds to capture
  the look and texture of a delicious iced treat.
      (November 17, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  32mm
Aperture:  f/4.0
Exposure:  1/166 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  Icy blankets at high altitude block most of the
  sun's final rays, leaving behind a monochromatic
  flame. Framing the light behind a bush produces
  a Moses-like effect in the foreground.
      (April 15, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Lng.:  23mm
Aperture:  f/4.5
Exposure:  1/512 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  The scan lines of an ancient arcade
  game appear on the horizon as low,
  layered clouds are cut at sharp angles
  by distant mountain peaks.
      (May 7, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Focal Lng.:  50mm
Aperture:  f/1.4
Exposure:  1/800 sec
ISO Speed:  200
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  Long's Peak and its adjacent range,
  flanked by the foothills below, is
  draped in a soft blanket just as
  the sun finishes descending.
      (January 23, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tokina ATX 80-200mm f/2.8
Focal Lng.:  113mm
Aperture:  f/4.0
Exposure:  1/1250 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  The fiery sunset rays have no effect
  on the icy cap that encrusts Cobb Lake.
  Silhouettes of trees line the foreground.
      (September 22, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tokina ATX 80-200mm f/2.8
Focal Lng.:  80mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/800 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  A fierce summer storm breaks in the
  final hour before sunset, leaving behind
  a picture perfect film noir scene at the
  144th Avenue bridge over Interstate 25.
      (June 13, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Focal Lng.:  20mm
Aperture:  f/2.8
Exposure:  1/664 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  Not too far from Dacono, Colorado,
  a very tarditional sunset flares against
  the camera lens and accentuates the light
  clouds of late summer and the outline
  of a nearby cottonwood stand.
      (August 24, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  34mm
Aperture:  f/2.8
Exposure:  1/4000 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  Circular Polarizer

 

 

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