Reflections of Sunset

Sometimes the unexpected happens and you just have to be ready. Sunday evening I drove back out to South Holston Dam to catch what was shaping up to be a beautiful sunset. I got a late start and found the sunset already dipping below the horizon by the time I arrived. I turned around and began making my way down the side of the dam to the water to shoot some long exposures instead when I was met with this scene. Everything had a hyper-orange glow – the rocks, the trees, the water…everything! I actually had to dial back the orange hue in post processing. I stopped where I was, planted my tripod in the loose shale of the 30&#176 bank and fired off several brackets. Before I made it to the bottom of the dam the glow had disappeared and darkness was settling across the landscape.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron AF 10-24mm

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz DeNoise

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  1. Rick Louie April 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM #

    Wonderful glow and pink tones in this shot!
    Rick Louie recently posted…Stormy Sunset

  2. LensScaper April 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM #

    Bathed in light. This landscape positively glows. Marvellous.
    LensScaper recently posted…Plantation Panning

  3. Chris Maskell April 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM #

    Great capture Curt, love the colours in the sky and the great reflection
    Chris Maskell recently posted…Texture and Curves

  4. Toad Hollow Photography April 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM #

    That is truly the most incredible orange hue I’ve ever seen! GREAT capture here, Curt!
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  5. Mark Neal April 18, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

    Perfect shot, Curt. I really like the warmth along with the composition. Makes me want to be there.
    Mark Neal recently posted…HDR – Photo Art to Techno Art is Still Art

  6. Jimi Jones April 18, 2012 at 7:38 AM #

    Warm and beautiful colors here, Curt! Love the light and those great reflections. Great sunset, man.
    Jimi Jones recently posted…In Flight

  7. Chris DeAngelis April 18, 2012 at 3:00 AM #

    Wow man! Fantastic capture! That light is splendid!
    Chris DeAngelis recently posted…Strange Brew

  8. Mark Summerfield April 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM #

    Nice capture, Curt! The tones in the image give a wonderfully peaceful aura to the scene, which I expect was what you experienced whilst there.
    Mark Summerfield recently posted…Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia (Part 1)

  9. Eden April 17, 2012 at 10:26 AM #

    Beautiful! Really lovely work, Curt.
    Eden recently posted…New Growth

  10. Ken Rowland April 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    Beautiful capture! Nicely done!
    Ken Rowland recently posted…Old Car City

  11. Steven Perlmutter April 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM #

    Incredible colors here Curt. Really nice work.
    Steven Perlmutter recently posted…Roadside

  12. Edith levy April 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM #

    Wow that’s just gorgeous Curt. The colors and light ate stunning.
    Edith levy recently posted…Hidden Away

  13. Rich McPeek April 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    Gorgeous colors Curt! Terrific shot!

  14. Chris Nitz April 17, 2012 at 7:50 AM #

    Splendid colors and lighting!
    Chris Nitz recently posted…Here I Stand

  15. Dave DiCello April 17, 2012 at 6:01 AM #

    The tones here are just perfect Curt, looks like a beautiful place to watch a sunset!
    Dave DiCello recently posted…Same view, different light

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