Yet another sunset photo

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So for obvious reasons, sunsets attract every amateur photographer on the planet (and a few pros), but I haven’t even remotely come to terms with them. For what I want to do, I need filters and stuff, but let’s put that aside for a minute, because last night was spectacular, and you can’t just let that go, can you?

These pictures don’t really have a subject apart from a couple of trees, since I shot them from my window in the middle of a movie (loo pause). In cases like these, the sky has to be interesting enough on its own.

So what’s the most interesting aspect to bring out of a sunset sky? The ‘end of the world’ mood?

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The feathery edges of the darker clouds?

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Or the way the rest of the sky dwarfs the actual sunset, making the light look as defeated as it will soon be?

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Or the soft pink details in the purple clouds?

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I don’t know yet, so perhaps these will just serve as documentation of me early days of stumbling sunset photography.

We can only hope.

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