The great thing about cloudless skies is often you can get some lovely pastel colours as the sun retreats over the horizon. These hills in the distance are the last peaks for many kilometres and are the remnants of two volcanos from a few years back…20 million to be in a rough ballpark 🙂
This is a 3 shot panorama image with a graduated filter fitted (0.3x), capturing the fine pastel details is a challenge and getting the exposure just right can make the difference between a gaudy image and a pleasant image. In this image you can see that the sun has just gone over the horizon (behind the camera and off to the left) which leaves the horizon in the opposing direction filled with a warm glow, this only lasts a few minutes and is gradually replaced with a band of blue (sky), pink and purple (horizon).
I will post another image of this tree in a slightly different composition and a few minutes later to show what a difference even just a few minutes can make for the colours.
3 shot panorama, stitched in PS CC.
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 @ 44mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1/20s
Exposure Comp -0.3EV (why i dunno 🙂 )
out front – graduated filter (LEE 0.3x) and a cool dead tree on the fence to a rather large paddock