We hadn’t planned, it but last Saturday evening the Delightful Mr F and I looked out the window, and saw clear skies, ripe for a spot of astrophotography. Grabbing our kit, we made our way to a nice remote spot with low(ish) light pollution* and set up. Being terribly efficient, we arrived at the start of the golden hour, so I took the opportunity to capture a few nice sunset shots.
I worry about sunset photography, and rarely take any shots myself. I worry about overcooking it in post. As the Delightful Mr F commented, this is North East Hampshire, not the Serengeti National Park. No doubt we get some stunning sunsets here, in our little corner of the world, but some photographs I see, look as though they should have a herd of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the frame.
The fact of the matter is that the sunset that we saw was stunning**. Vivid colours, contrasting with the beautiful green rolling hills of the Hampshire countryside. I did a little work in post on these, a little cropping and some work to balance the exposures, but the colours are pretty much what came out of the camera jpeg.
The two orange based ones are Velvia film simulation, the pinker version is a classic chrome. I am not sure how I feel about the classic chrome shot, I love the colours, but I wonder if it looks to artificial… what do you think?
* It’s all relative when you live near London
** No wildebeest, but we did hear an owl or two