SunSet 41 Mile Ridge
That Ridge is indeed 41 miles distant from my camera. That high ridge called the “Red Hills” that the sun is “setting” behind. The “Red Hills are the highest point between my ranch and the Big Horn Mountains. THe Crenulated edge of the sun shows the atmospheric lenses effect on a smooth circle. Contrast that with the sharp focus on the ridge.
Don’t forget now… This is not a sunset but a ridge rise .. Actually the ridge is rising in front of the suns face. We are the ones that are moving not the sun in this relative geometry any how. 🤔. You know, the earth is spinning like a top….
The swirl of clouds and mists were heavily blocking the sun. It broke through at the last second saving it’s best for the last light of the day. Once your on stage, you want it again😜. Sun must like it because it seemly has kept coming back over and over for more …. 👀. I’ve been up on that ridge a time or two. It’s about 500 feet higher the surrounding ground to the west. BIG views of the BigHorn Mountains just over its shoulder. Big Views!
Pointing really long telephotos at really bright sunsets is an exercise in very high f-stop. Somewhrein the f-70 (ish) range depending on your rig. You want a pin hole aperture as a wide open lens would cook your camera’s sensor chip. (Seriously) Shutting the camera down to light has the benefit of silhouetting everything but the bright stuff (highlights). There are usually diffraction artifacts around the scene too somewhere..
Location: Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: SunSet 41 Mile Ridge