Key Largo sunset

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Another one…

Yes I know… More sunsets. But they are all different, and so beautiful this time of year. This one was taken at 22:51.

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Sony Alpha A99 -1/3200, F5, ISO 100, 50mm, 24-70F2.8

 

Artistic sunset

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Taken at 22:55, about 20 minutes after sunset. The blur is caused by moving the camera horizontally.

Sony Alpha A99 – 1/13, F14, ISO 100, 50mm, 24-70F2.8

 

The sky and ocean is on fire

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Another beautiful sunset at Levanger. I have not adjusted the colors in this photo. This is the way they were… This is taken at 22:52.

Sony Alpha A99 – 1/100, F4.5, ISO100, 24mm, 24-70F2.8

 

Death Valley Trip – Death Valley Junction

If you are going to Death Valley Junction, the place to stay is the Armagosa Opera house. Actually it’s the only place to stay 🙂

The population is less than 20, but it does have it’s own airport…

The Armagosa Opera house also holds a motel, where I pre-booked a room for the night. Which was good, because there were no available rooms when I arrived. The contrast to the Palazzo in Las Vegas, where I spent the week before, was huge.

The motel is pretty worn down, but still has it’s charm and is definitely worth a visit. Here is the reception area. Notice the guitar on the chair, which is painted on the wall.

Each room is different, and they have a photo of each room at their web-site. My room looked like this, and I even had a shower with hot and cold water.

After checking in, I went back on the highway to try to capture the sunset. Here is a photo of what I think is called Shadow Mountain.

(1/80s, F9.0, ISO100, 30mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

And then later during sunset


(1250s, F10, ISO800, 70mm – Lens 24-70F2.8)

Here it is almost dark, and the moon is up in the corner.

(1/50s, F4.5 ISO 100, 12mm – Lens 11-18)

What really amazed me by being in the desert was the silence. I could hear no sounds at all. Except for a car passing by. Even turning the dials on the camera sounded like thunder after a while. Quite amazing, how there can be no sound.

Back at the Opera House the manager was kind enough to let me borrow the key to the stage, so I got to take a couple of photos there as well.