Sunsets of Edmonds, WA.

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Bill Anderson

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Wednesday evening (8-1-18, a palindromic date) I returned to Haines Wharf Park for more sunset shots. The air had cleared, resulting in the sun being less filtered than the last time I was there.

I switched around equipment, using the 7DII + 500L telephoto lens + 2x III teleconverter for more reach. For less noise at high ISO settings, I used the 5DIII + 24-105 L wide angle zoom with a circular polarizing filter that I had forgotten to take off from the day before.

I took these shots with the wide angle setup, using a tripod (for a change) to keep the horizon level and to steady the camera for HDR shots.
The Seattle-Chicago Empire Builder was running very late and to my good fortune, passed by at sunset. I hope the passengers felt the same.

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Bill Anderson

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Wednesday evening (8-8-18) from the plaza above the Edmonds library. Hot, smoggy days make spectacular sunsets.

1Dx + 100-400L II telephoto zoom, handheld

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Bill Anderson

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5DIII + 24-105L wide-angle zoom, tripod mounted. All but the last one were taken in HDR mode using natural setting.

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This one was not taken using HDR. Taken at 1/6', f/4.0, ISO = 1600, using a cable shutter release.

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Bill Anderson

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And the smokescreen sunsets keep coming. Thursday evening (8-16-18) my son and I, armed with a battery of cameras and lenses, went down to Olympic Beach to experiment taking sunset shots.

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Bill Anderson

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There was no real sunset Sunday night (8-19-18) as the sun just disappeared behind the smokescreen. Taken from the plaza above the Edmonds Public Library.

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Air quality health warnings are in effect for the first half of this week.
 
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Bill Anderson

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Our record-breaking bad air quality continued Monday (8-20-18). Heeding the advisories, I stayed indoors all day and took some shots from my rear deck later in the afternoon as the sun was dropping in the west.

I experimented with different settings (including HDR) to try to duplicate with the camera what my eye was seeing. This is the sun as the camera saw it.

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But this is closer to what I saw.

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Rain was predicted for Thursday (2/7/13), but it turned out to be a sunny day instead. My son and I went to the north end of Marina Park to take our first sunset shots in ages.

I found a large piece of driftwood to add something to the foreground.
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Then I recruited Daren to stand on the beach to add something more to the foreground.
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Amazing shots!
 

Bill Anderson

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The sun is now setting at its earliest (4:16pm PST) and farthest south. It will continue to do so through the winter solstice on Friday, 12-22-18.

My son and I spent a chilly Wednesday afternoon (12-05-18) on the fishing pier to take sunset shots for calendars I give to family and friends as Christmas presents. I mounted the 5DIII + 24-105L wide angle zoom on a tripod and photographed in HDR mode.

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My son took some photos of the ferry and Mt. Baker using the 1Dx + 100-400L II telephoto zoom, handheld.

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