118 Minutes

January 11, 2005

A study in how the light changes in the two hours leading up to sunset.

Image times: 18:03, 19:25, 20:01 (around sunset).

The first two were taken at 250mm with a Tamron 70-300mm, and the last one with a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (and slightly cropped). All images were taken with the same white-balance in-camera and during RAW conversion.

For full disclosure, I should note that today's late afternoon light was somewhat unusual, as the day had been very hot, and a northerly wind had been blowing topsoil from areas inland. As a consequence, the sun was being filtered through a red dusty haze.

Update Jan-12: At the time of posting I didn't know the extent of the bushfires on Eyre Peninsula. In retrospect, I think a lot of the redness of the haze was due to smoke at high altitudes, blown over from the west by the incoming cool change.