Greg Fabricius Photography

Fleeting Moments

Posted on | March 25, 2014 | No Comments

When there are no clouds in the sky at sunset, the moment can pass so quickly that it seems any color created was only imagined.

I made an evening visit to Cutler Reservoir last night, for one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sunset events and I’ve prepared a couple of images to share.

First, a single shot where I watched and waited to catch the available color at its peak:

Fleeting MomentOnce the color had faded I made this three shot, long-exposure panorama at the same location:

Cutler PanoramaEven though the color had gone, I do like the results of this long-exposure image merge. How long did it take to smooth out the choppy, wind-blown water of Cutler Reservoir for the second image, you might ask?

Leaving the shutter open for 8 seconds per shot did the trick, which was infinitely longer than the color of the sunset lasted. Or so it seemed…

Greg Fabricius Photography

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