Chasing the Sunlight

This is a photographic project that I did for a class at TESU in 2020.

I chased the sun and worked through cold and wet days to catch a fleeting glimpse of sunlight or dramatic sky. I ended up having about 35 images to choose from, out of +300 images. I narrowed it down to these twenty as I feel they cover different compositions, lighting choices, and colors.

I used HDR bracket blending for some, combing up to six images to capture the entire range of shadows and highlights. I used the timer and bracket function on my D610, plus a wired trigger and various tripods. The horizon was aligned using the leveling meter of the live view. Additionally, I used the bulb function and a 10-ND filter for long exposure images, ranging from 1/8000 to 62 seconds shutter speeds.

My overall intention was to capture the sunsets and sunrises in different stages. I used three cameras and three lenses to achieve these results. Each lens let me compose the landscape in different ways, from covering wide expanses to focusing on the smaller subjects.

I hope you enjoy these images.

Soli Deo Gloria

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