And this is the view south west over Central Station.
With shots like this there is a certain amount of artistic credibility involved. Frequently in my photos I pump up the colors a bit to make things more vivid. But in anything like this where the color is the subject I consider that dishonest and so I focus instead on trying to get them as close to reality as I can.
This shot for example has had no selective color operations done on it, the whole image has been treated the same. So if you doubt the accuracy of the sky then look at the train station, the detail lighting on the brownstone facade and the white backing of the clock. If the colors were off then those would be as well.
As I mentioned in my last post, as the evening wore on the sunset progressed from just spectacular to totally incredible.
This is looking west across Chinatown. Incidentally the tower in the middle is Market City. It’s not among the tallest buildings in the city but it is one of the chunkiest and it dominates the Chinatown skyline.
This was taken a little bit later on in the evening when the sunset was transitioning from the spectacular you’ve seen in the last couple of photos to the totally incredible you will see in tomorrow’s photos.
I like the framing of this one, and the light on the buildings to the right. But aside from that I don’t really have anything new to say about it.
This is looking in the actual direction of the sunset, again from the roof. As you can see the view from here is blocked by the tall buildings in and around China town.
As you’ll see over the next few photos this particular evening was one of the most impressive displays of red sky we’ve had since moving in and I wasn’t the only photographer out and about.
Another random sunset shot, again taken facing southwest from the roof of our apartment building.
Incidentally it’s worth noting that my post processing has improved noticeably since my previous sunset shots. Most notably I’m now improving the sharpness and being more accurate with the white balance.
If also recently changed the settings on the camera to address these same areas, but still I’ve got a few photos to get through before I get round to the photos taken with the new settings.
We get great sunsets views from our place.
We can’t actually see the sunset proper as our view is more south-westerly, but we do get great sunset light across the city and clouds.
The brightly illuminated building in center frame is central station.
Queenstown is known for its beautiful views, particularly of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you sprinkle some clouds on that and top of with some evening sun the beautiful becomes the spectacular.
This was taken from the Queenstown beach. Having views like this and being adjacent to the town center makes the beach is a great place to go after dinner, particularly during the summer months. You can sit on the beach and watch the ducks and the setting sun. Or if you are feeling restless you can wander along the waterfront. And if you time it right you can watch the TSS Earnslaw come in from it’s final run out to Walter peak.
This is the same sunset, just a half hour further down the road. Like I said, spectacular, all in all a very nice end to a long but enjoyable day.
Along the road between the Catlins and Invercargill we were treated to a spectacular sunset. After 12 hours on the go I would normally prefer something easier on the eyes for the home stretch, however one can’t argue with a sunset like this. So of course we stopped a couple of times to take photos.
Incidentally this photo was originally marred by a pair of power lines. It took me a while to clone stamp them out of existence, but it was definitely worth the effort.