A tale of chasing a sunset

Jock Elliott

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Jan 3, 2012
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Troy, NY
Just minutes ago, we came home from driving through the rain.

We're watching the news when I look outside: the sunset looks epic.

I dash outside, snap a quick shot from the side yard:

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The colors don't represent what I am seeing.

I jump in the car, racing toward my favorite western-facing high spot. I get stuck at a traffic light. I'm watching the clouds close while I'm waiting at the light. I snap this through the car window:

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I finally get to the park and get my first exposure:

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It's okay, but . . .

Finally, I get this panorama:

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And here's what you get if your select the shutter mode (set at 1/1000th) instead of the scenic panorama:

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It looks like I visited a lava flow!

Cheers, Jock
 

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