African Sunset

In the African bush we are lucky to often see some of the best sunsets in the world, it’s partly because you can see the horizon, dust in the air and the type of clouds that form.

This shot was taken shortly after a large thunderstorm passed over head. The remaining clouds were the beginning of a cold front so they were high up and formed a strange wavy pattern.

I drove around franticly looking for the best looking dead tree that I could find. Nothing beats that classic sunset shot of a dead tree and an orange background.

On finding the tree I put my camera on a tripod. This is very important. I increased my exposure by 1/3rd set the ISO lower to 400 as I did not need speed and then shot off a few shots at 1/60th of a second.

The resulting shots where just spectacular. By letting the camera read for the light of the sky the tree has been underexposed and comes out nicely black.

Happy snapping,

Rod Wyndham


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