Sunset off Knox Mountain


Sunset over Knox Mtn

Katya and I saw this sunset to our north as I worked at finishing up some wiring in the butcher shop.

“North!?” I hear you say with indignation, “The sun sets in the west!”

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Well, yes, but we can’t see the west because we’re under the shadow of Sugar Mountain. So what we see is the low winter sun shining through a pass against the clouds and mountains to our north. Slightly earlier Knox Mountain, the one on the middle left, had been lit up as the sun slid down in the sky.

The camera did not quite capture what I saw which was a rainbow of colors from the blue below to vivid reads at the top.

Red at Night, Sailor’s Delight.
Red in the Morning, Sailor Take Warning.

Well, not always. There is a big storm coming. Hay is distributed. Animals are snuggled into the lee. We’ll wait it out.

Outdoors: 14°F/4°F Sunny, 1.25″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/60°F

Daily Spark: Non-experience does not prove non-existance.

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5 Responses to Sunset off Knox Mountain

  1. Nance says:

    have been hearing of the ‘big storm’ bearing down on you. Hope you are all hunkered down. Have you battened the hatches? Stay safe. And warm.

    • We’re basically always ready since in our climate we get some snow almost every day and typically significant amounts weekly and more frequently. Fortunately we don’t have to go anywhere except Holly who does the deliveries. She watches the weather carefully and the rule is she travels weather permitting. We’re quite cautious. No rushing.

  2. Bob says:

    To tweak sunset exposures, if you have any manual control on the camera, turn down exposure compensation. This darkens the over all photo, but will allow more color. I can do this on my cheap camera at work, on my phone, and my point and shoot at home. Otherwise, try tipping the camera up a bit more so that more sky is in the picture. The camera will reduce the exposure. Also, many cameras have settings that increase the saturation, sometimes called “vivid”.

    • The first two I did but the third to increase saturation I had not tried. Unfortunately on the small screen I have a hard time seeing it. What I do is bracket the exposure to boost my odds – that was the best of the shots.

      • Bob says:

        Yes, even with a good screen like my Canon SLR has it can be hard to see what you get. The bracketing idea is good. I depend a lot on shooting in Raw format and then processing on the computer, although that is very time consuming. However, I get wonderful shots. Sunsets are very hard to shoot and actually get something close to the actual beauty.

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