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Taken with a Cannon SX210.
Tried to figure out a good place with lots of open area for the sunset, and the closest i could think of was the nearby local airport. I'd hoped to get a plane as it landed as well, though i couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed to really make that work.
-Stephen Cooke

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Taken with my LG Dare cell phone. This picture is looking at the sunset over the sound in the Outer Banks. I was sitting on the deck watching the sunset, when I remembered this contest. Didn't have time to find my actual camera, but this turned out surprisingly well anyway.
-Stephen Bank

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Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Tamaron 10-20mm f/4.0
Focal Length: 20.0 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Took this picture on a little photo trip to Abalone Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes (Los Angeles County). When I planned the trip, I wanted to get a photo of the sun on the water, but when I got there I realized that the geography was such that the sun would be setting behind the land, which left me disappointed. There was a thick marine layer off in the distance though, so I thought I'd try to use that as my new "horizon," and I ended up with this.
-Viet Nguyen (Jon)

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I got this picture (and MANY more) on the 15th story Presidential Penthouse suite of the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. This weekend my wife's best friend got married and this was during the bachelor party. The room had the whole side of the roof to itself and I spent a good hour taking pictures as the sun went down. Then that evening I spent several hours taking shots of the city at night and was loving the ISO capabilities of the D300s. I liked this photo the most because of the separation of night and day as the sun went down. Also the "Angel Fingers" shooting out from behind the large cloud.
-Jordan Naylor

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This was shot with my Canon 7D and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens this morning, actually. I was driving down the highway and noticed a large pond facing the direction of the sunrise, so did a u-turn and soon as I could, turned around again and jumped out of my truck and snapped this.
-Eric Hines

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My boyfriend and I had some friends visiting from out of town so we took them to the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, NV for their last night in town. My boyfriend thought this would be a great opportunity to take some pictures for this contest. I just ordered a DLR camera so I wanted to get some practice before it was shipped to me. I grabbed his camera and took some practice shots but apparently I had better luck with my shots and was able to get a great one!
Camera/Picture Info: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 55mm lens, 100ISO f/5.6
-Ashley Richardson

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I took this from the roof of my house in Riverside California.
Weird weather lately, but it made made for a nice summer sunset photo.
Shot was taken with a Nikon D5000 w/55-200mm Lens, using APERTURE F14, ISO Lo 0.7, SPD1/800.
-Leonardo Gamez

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this is my first submission, and I don't know how to do the 800px & 2560px versions of the picture, so I hope if I just send in the photo, you guys can still judge it.
This was taken on my Canon XSi with the 50mm f/1.8 lens. Settings were: ISO 200, f/2.5, 1/2500
After dropping off my brother's girlfriend at the Ferry Terminal in Vancouver, my brother and I decided to take a little stroll to take pictures of skipping rocks. We turned around and saw the phenomenal sunset, and went "AHA!!!" So I took a picture of the sunset just peaking over the traffic median and waited for a car to drive by to make it a little more interesting.
hope you enjoy!
-Aaron Lau

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Here's a shot that I took last night at sunset here in San Diego, CA.
The last few weeks we've had lots of marine layer clouds at sunset and sunrise so it was surprising when things cleared up
I'm working on a series of photographs about natural color gradients and this shot really shows how the atmosphere can create prismatic colors.
I like the otherworldly feel this photograph creates, it make me wonder what sunset would look like on another planet.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Focal length: 75mm
Aperture: f-5.3
Exposure: 1/100
ISO: 250
Time: 8:02pm PT
Resizing and slight sharpness and color correction done in Aperture 3.03
Thanks for the fun shooting challenges, I've been following them since the beginning and this is my first submission.
-Mike Evans

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I was playing some Crackdown 2 late last night and I noticed the sun was going down in its world. Remembering this contest I perched my character on a building and snapped this photo with my iphone. It was a mistake cuz after watching the beautiful sunset my character became reflective and didn't feel like killing anymore...
-Brett Winston

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I live in north central New Jersey, which isn't always the most naturally beautiful spot in the world, and where sunsets are hard to capture, being on the wrong coast and all, so I like to take pics of the very New Jerseyean utility poles (and carwash + gas station!) right across the street from my apartment. It's not great art, but it'd do for a Springsteen song.
Panasonic Lumix DC Vario 1:3.3-5.9/5.0-40.0 ASPH. 8X OPTICAL ZOOM
-Peter Sorrell

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Taken with a Canon PowerShot S90, 1/500 second exposure, f/5.6, ISO 80.
Taken at the marina in downtown Olympia, WA. Ever since the "lens flare" challenge, I seem to be taking more pictures with purposeful lens flare.
- Brian Hall

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Shot this with my T2I with the Canon EF 28-135 mm IS lens at 135 mm, f13, 1/500, iso 200. This picture was taken on the Staten Island ferry headed towards Staten Island at about 7:45 pm on Saturday 07/31. The ferry gives you one of the best and cheapest (its free) views of the Statue of Liberty. Minor color correction adjustments were made in Lightroom to try and even out the lighting.
-Timothy Schubert

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Camera: Canon EOD 40D
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4 L
ISO 200
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: varies
I shot this one on the last day of July at Sutro Heights Park in San Francisco on one of the few reasonably clear days in July. This shot is composed of nine images total. The camera was oriented vertically shooting three frames of panorama, each frame consisting of three different exposures. The different exposures contributed to a separate HDR rendering for each frame of the panorama, and then I stitched the panorama frames together in photoshop. I used Photomatix to compose the panorama since I was in a time crunch. I typically don't like the output from it, and generally preferr to combine the exposures by hand, but here, i think it works pretty well.
-Tyler Winegarner

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I used my apple iPhone 4 with an exposure time of 1/773 seconds and F number 2.4
-Matthew Hannigan

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Nikon D5000 55-200mm VR lense F8 iso 200 1/3200s. This is right from my door at my apartment complex in okc. They have some awsome skies here! Tried a couple different setting but ended up going with the sunset setting. I did have to ps the power lines out... I can't get away from them.
-Sam Katz

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I took this on my Canon EOS Ti1. ISO 600, F/11, Shutter Speed 1/1000.
I went all over looking for the perfect place to find a sunset in rural Delaware. I enjoyed this challenge because I was able to find so many great places and I had a hard time picking one photo. I just parked on the side of the road and changed my settings until I felt like I got the corn to glow in the sunset.
-Sally Reece

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Taken from my appartment balcony, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
These damn construction workers building a house a few meters away from mine, waking me up at 6.AM every morning (including the WE of course), finally proved useful. I just had to pray for a nice sunset (which is quite rare during the rainy season here in Hanoi), and got lucky on Saturday evening. I snapped a few shots until this symetrical composition fitted perfectly in the frame.
Canon 500D, with Tamron 17-50mm lens, at 42mm, f10 and 1/640s.
-Romain Gresset

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Went out to eastern Long Island and looking for a good area to capture a full sunset. Just before we came upon Wildwood State Park up on the north shore. With minutes to spare I was able to get this one. Out of all the pictures I was able to get I liked this one the most. Shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i, EF0S 55-250mm f/ 4-5.6 IS lens focal length of 96mm. Shot using aperture mode at f16, shutter speed 1/500 sec at 100 ISO. Exposure bracketed at -2.
-John McNamara

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A last picture after the sun crept behind the clouds on the horizon,
showing the granite cliffs of the finnish coast bathed in a surreal sea.
Equipment used: Canon EOS 450D, EF28mm f/1.8 USM, NDx8 filter, Tripod
Settings: ISO 100, f/20, 5s exposure
-Staffan Thomén

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Sunrise, 5:03 a.m. Lake Koshkonong, Edgerton, WI. I woke early to a
calm morning at our lake house. While setting up the tripod for the
sunrise shot and looking at the best angle, the flag just happened to
get between me and the sun - happy accident!
Canon 50D, ISO 100, f18, 1/40 sec, EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS @80 mm
-Paul Konopacki

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This photo was taken with a Rebel XTi with kit lens (18-55) on our 10th anniversary trip to St. Lucia last week. I shot this in Manual mode using the "Faithful" setting in the menu. I had to size up the larger photo to meet your minimum requirement as I took this photo before I knew there was a contest this week. I was on vacation after all and reading my usual tech stuff was restricted.
-Willie Sanchez

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The photo was taken with a canon G10 with a f-stop of 4.5, shutter speed 1/320, ISO 125, and a tripod. Post processing with done in lightroom 3 to try and clean up the photograph.
I was climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan to catch the sunrise from the summit. After hiking for several hours during the day and resting at a hut in the evening before starting out again I realized I did not have the strength to finish the climb while on the path to the 9th station, so I returned to station 8.5 with an elevation of 3450m (11,300 ft) to take my sunrise photo's.
-Adam Beckerman

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Brooklyn Sunryz
This is a Sunrise Shot from my roof in Brooklyn, NY. Taken this morning, Sunday, Aug. 1st. Shot with a Panasonic GH1 on a tripod with a linear polarizer filter. Aperture at 22 for sharp focus, 1 to 4 sec exposures. 2 photos merged with Photomatix and then touched up in Photoshop.
-Kareem Farooq

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I was walking through Boston Manor Park, and beside it is the main headquarters of Glaxo Smith Kline (They make stuff like toothpaste and other drugs) I noticed the building lit up bright orange because of the sunset, I wasn't going to bother with the contest, but I saw this, but only had my iPhone with me, what a shame, so this picture isn't that great, but in real life it looked wonderful, if only I had my digital camera with me (Sony DSC-H50). This is only a reflection, but it didn't say anything about it having to be directly in the sun.
-Sid Brunskill

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Sunrise from the Top of Japan
I smiled at the coincidence of the latest Shooting Challenge subject because I had long before planned a nighttime hike up Mt. Fuji this Saturday (July 31) to catch the sunrise. Pictured are fellow climbers in silhouette as they take in a halo-sporting sunrise from high above the clouds just below the 9th stage of Mt. Fuji.
Shooting Info: Sony A550, Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 15mm, ISO200, f/5.6, EV -1.7, 1/640 sec., Hand-held
-Ben Torode

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I used a Sony A230, ISO 100, f5/6, 1/250.
To shoot this one I lay down under the pier. I shooted many photos before get this. :D
-Silvano Cerza

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Originally, I had no intention of entering this contest. Not because I didn't want to, but because I work nights when the sun is setting, and I don't like leaving my camera in the car with the desert sun beating down on my black top. But for whatever reason, on this day, I grabbed it as I was headed out the door. That evening while out on a delivery, I noticed that a storm was rolling into the path of the setting sun. I made a quick detour behind the hotel I was at, and parked in an empty parking lot. Thats when I saw the pump jack. They are usually surrounded by tall fences when inside of city limits, presumable to keep would-be saboteurs from doing nasty things to them, or to keep drunk kids from riding them. But for whatever reason, this one wasn't. I'm not sure how long I spent in this parking lot, but I do know my second delivery got a cold dinner. It didn't bother me though. They never tip, so I never hurry to them. For a long time, I've wanted to take a picture that describes exactly what my little city in Texas is all about, and this picture does that perfectly. Oil.
Taken with my T1i
1/800 second
F5.6
171 mm
ISO 100
-Matt Brown

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A Sydney tourist enjoying the sunset over the city.
Shot at ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/1250s
Canon 50D
Sigma 30mm, f1.4
-Toan Tran

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Title:
Nestled.
Equipment:
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS
Settings:
[Exposure One - "Correct"]
ISO100
f/8.0
1/80sec
18mm
[Exposure Two - Underexposed]
ISO100
f/8.0
1/320sec
18mm
[Exposure Three - Overexposed]
ISO100
f/8.0
1/20sec
18mm
Software:
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Lightroom 3
HDRsoft Photomatix Pro 3
Technique:
Shot on a tripod, the camera was set to autobracket two stops in both directions from the "correct" exposure (as per the light meter). The three shots were then white balance adjusted in Photoshop, HDR'd and tonemapped in Photomatix and finally taken into Lightroom for additional touchups and cropping.
Story:
Trying to stray from the clichéd (but still able to produce stunning results) silhouette-in-the-sunset vibe, I set foot around town trying to find locations to frame the sun(set). All of that walking led me to a sculpture right next door to Architecture Hall, where, as an architecture student, I spend roughly 98% of my time. Go figure. Anyway, I set up shop and snapped away, framing the sun in various spots inside the sculpture. These were actually the last three shots of the evening, as my battery died mid-shoot. As a first-time DSLR owner, I now know the importance of carrying a second battery.
-Alex Mastera

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Nikon D50
Nikon 35 1.8 Lens
I've been meaning to take a picture of a sunset for a while with a ferry in the
background. Because I am familiar with the area, I didn't really need to do any
scouting. I knew there was a popular place to watch sunsets and just needed to
find some close parking. Using my iPhone app Sunlight, I saw that the sunset was
going to be at 8:45, I got there around 8:15 and started shooting pics. Since I
wasn't going to include any of the foreground in my shot, I was pretty safe with
an large aperture, I chose f/3.5 as my starting point, as that would allow me
enough shutter speed to hand hold and also my lens performs a bit better than
wide open. Since my camera is an older camera, I left the ISO at base ISO of
200.
I left metering mode at matrix metering and I bracketed +-2 stops in aperture
priority mode.
I was most pleased with 1/125 @ ISO 200 @f/3.5 but the sky was bit bright. Using
Picasa I tinted the sky a bit, cropped and exported.
-Sam Song

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Nikon D5000
Nikon DX AF-S 18-55mm
1/500
f/11.0
18mm
ISO 200
0 EV
taken in 31, july at 7:40 am.
the history: I live in Guaíba the city on the oposite side of Porto Alegre (Capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil) by the Rio Guaíba (a river), yesterday the night was very beautiful, I supposed that the sunrise would be cool too and was my luck, because was so beautiful when the night. Porto Alegre is famous by your sunset, the Fórum Social Mundial, Soccer Teams and the most hot girls of country. Guaíba is not famous by nothing, has a celulose big industry and a large parking of Toyota, but have a nice view of Porto Alegre too.
-Wagner Malta

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Not a lot to this— been thinking about the contest all week, happened to look out the window tonight, saw that the Eastern sky was getting lit up pretty well, so I grabbed the camera and walked onto the front porch.
From prior experience, I knew that I was going to have to do the least amount of work in Photoshop by deliberately underexposing the image, so I blasted away at a variety of speed and F-stops, checking the camera to see what was putting me in the right range, and trusting the anti-vibration to keep the image sharp despite shooting open and slow.
After looking through the shots on the card, this pic had two advantages— the road was already looking good without Photoshop, and it had that one bird or plane or whatever up in the corner.
When I opened the NEF in Photoshop, I didn't do much— I jacked the saturation when importing the file, crushed the white levels down to brighten the image up, used shadow to pull out the tree details (virtually black in the original shot), then highlights to amp up the sky. Threw unsharp mask on it to fake up some details, not that it seems to have made much difference, and saved it.
And the technical stuff— my trusty Nikon D70 with the 18-200mm lens. ISO 200, because I don't trust that sensor on anything else, 1/30 at F4.
All told, I think I spend more time writing this email than I did shooting and editing, which is how I like it, and frankly, why I love photography— I spent maybe 15 minutes, and I've now got a nice new piece of art for my collection!
-Jim Sabo

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Camera: Nikon D90 18-105 mm lens
ISO 200
Shutter 1/125
f/9
hand held - no tripod
Sunset at 8:30 PM
Photo taken at 8:20 PM
7/28/2010
I went for a walk around sunset to see if I could get a good photo for this week's photo challenge. A really interesting sunset picture really is quite a challenge. The photo I took that evening has the color and the cloud formations that I like. I planned to take more on the next several evenings but every evening after was cloudless. I like clouds in sunset photos so this is the one I chose for the challenge.
-Duane Sager

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I shot this using my FujiFilm FinePix S1500 Superzoom P&S. It has a built-in Panorama, and does the stitching in camera. The settings where ISO 800 with a focal length 5.9 and aperture of 2.8. Exposure was 1/60. I took this by walking down the unused train tracks near my house to get to a little bridge overlooking a stream. Gives a nice view of the treeline and sky from there. This was taken about 10 minutes before the official sunset time.
-Nick Owen

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Well, I thought that since the 70 gigapixel photo had shown up the day before I took this shot, I would do a composite panorama. The original composite was 147 megapixels, and is a 180º shot of Chautauqua Lake, in New York State. Camera was a Canon T2I, 55-250mm ef-s lens, shot at 55mm, 800 ISO.
-Gilson Siegel

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the sun sets on various cargo ships leaving vancouver where we not only have amazing ocean views but beautiful mountains to surround us. this photo was taken not for the gizmodo challenge but for carl, who continually challenges me in my photography on a daily basis.
This photo was taken with canon T2i with 18-55mm IS lens done at focal length 42mm, Tv 1/80 Av f/5.0 ISO 250
-Joanna Law

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Sony DHC-H7 - ISO 100 - 32mm - f/5.6 - 1/1000
Even though I regularly visit Barefoot Beach in Bonita Beach, Florida, I found a great new lookout point this night. I came home with a few extra bug bites but was pleased how my vision for this shot came to life.
-Emily Staker

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Camera: iPhone 3GS
Apps Used: TiltShift Generator, CameraBag
Taken from my front yard, while walking my dog. Just pulled out my iPhone and snapped a picture. Processed the photo through TiltShift Generator first and then through the CameraBag app. Location: Bedford, IN.
-Ryan Clark

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Nikon D90
I decided to go to Clinton Lake outside Lawrence in the hopes of having a clear shoot at the sunset. When I got to my scouted spot on a bridge there was no spot for me to park and many others that had the same idea for a good photo. I ended up in a place where the sun really couldn't be seen but in return I got these girls on the trunk of their car.
-Ryan Berry

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Palouse wheat fields
Bluff on the west side of Colfax, WA
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens
f/2, 1/1250 sec, ISO-100
-David Lee

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I drove 140 miles which took me 2 hours and 45 minutes to take a photo of a sunset.
When the challenge was posted, I immediately knew where I wanted to take the picture at. Oklahoma is a pretty flat state and there aren't many natural landmarks that rise above the ground but the Glass Mountains which are a series of mesas are an exception.
So on Friday, right after work, I went home, grabbed my gear and drove the 2 hours and 45 minutes and arrived right as the sunset golden hour was starting and started taking photos.
The finished photo is a combination of HDR and traditional photography. I HDR-ed the entire scene and then blended it together with a regular photo in Photoshop. This was done in order to have the foreground still visible or else the entire foreground would have been too dark.
Camera details is as follows:
Canon EOS 40D using a Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro lens
Base photo:
1/10s @ f/9.1 @ ISO-100
focal length: 29 mm
-Calvin Lee

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This Pic was taken on the last day of our vacation in Big Sur (7/27). It's from our campsite looking out over Plaskett Rock. The 2 days before were cloudy and overcast. We got pretty lucky to have sun on our last day. We were watching whale waterspouts as the sun went down. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the spouts on camera.
Camera: Canon G10
F-Stop: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 1/800
ISO: 80
Used Levels in PS
-Pete Wales

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This was shot with a Nikon D90 18-200 VR2 lens with a UV filter on front.
I played with HDR in PS CS4 for this picture. It brought out more blues in the sky.
Aside from adjusting light levels all the effects from the sun are in the picture not from Photoshop.
The contest was a good excuse to hike up Mission Peak above San Jose CA. I'm sure there will be better submissions but it was a good excuse to hike a hill and enjoy a sunset.
-Robert Bejarano

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I took this shot while on vacation in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I used my Nikon D60 with a AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens. I had my camera on ISO 100 and f 4. This shot was a HDR image generated from 3 shots at 1/50, 1/100, and 1/160. I had to wake up at 6:00 (During a vacation) and went to a Cabana that was raised 20 ft and just went to town.
-Chris Orsini

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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm 1.2
1/4000
6.3
ISO 1600
This photo was taken on a small island/big rock that is facing santa cruz, CA. I wasn't getting the photos that i wanted and the sun was quickly setting until my sister sat down in front of me. I got this photo half a second before the sun set.
Tip: when shooting with a moving object that will be in and out of frame quickly, focus on what you want it to be focused on and put the lens in manual focus so it doesn't decide to refocus and you will miss the photo.
-Sully Taylor

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The image was taken on July 31, 2010, with a Nikon D90 with the Kit-lens, a AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm...
ISO was (unintentionally, I must admit - it was friggin' early in the morning!) set to 200, aperture f/13, shutter speed 1/160...
The story: I got up extra early to visit a flea market, wanting to shoot some "interesting" stuff, only to learn that I mixed up the dates and was one day early. Since I was up and out already and the sun was about to rise I figured I might as well find something else to shoot, and then I remembered this weeks shooting-challenge... Thanks for allowing sunrise-pics :-)
I don't know what plant/flower that is, but I thought it would be a cool idea to put it in front of the sun and get the sun's halo around it... some minor post-processing in Aperture, and that's it...
-Daniel Kramer

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Taken with a Canon EOS 500D & Sigma 10-20mm. 20mm, 1/25, f5.6
Sunset with the Large Telescope Domes of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux in the foreground.
-Charlie Davis

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Camera: iPhone 4 (5.0 megapixel camera)
I actually took this photograph in a parking lot of a restaurant, which is pretty strange considering the nice scenery.
-Alex Kutulos

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Settings: iso100 f2.8 1/400s on a Canon 5Dmk2 with a 24-70 2.8
Story: This was shot low to the sand at 2.8 to add blur. The sun had already set, but the dusk colors were beautiful. I waited for the waves to fill the foreground with a nice texture.
-Gavin Holt

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It had been a while sense I had done a shooting challenge and I needed to get back in the habit of taking my camera everywhere again. Well I was playing in my softball game and saw a storm approaching and figured I should go try and get a sunset shot while I had the time. It turned out to be one of the most spectacular lightning shows I've ever witnessed here in my home town. This was shot with my Canon 7D with my fisheye 15mm lens. 28 second exposure at f/10 and ISO 100.
-Kyle Ford

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Went to Marco Island, Florida for vacation. Used my HTC Incredible. This is my first submission so I am hoping to get better as the weeks go on
-Kyle Senft

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Equipment...One Samsung Captivate, no 3rd party programs, just the camera's default settings.
I work for a telecommunications retailer, use Gizmodo to maintain sanity and for the occasional fits of customer frightening maniacal laughter. Walked out of work here in Chickasha, Oklahoma and remembered this week's shooting challenge. The sun was on its way down, but behind a cloud, and the rays being kicked out looked downright epic. Took 3 shots, had to move because someone HAD to drive through my block of personal space on the way to get some tacos, and found that I the sun was no longer obscured, and the camera only made my eyes burn. And some other jerk decided that I was once again preventing him from driving through the empty parking lot to obtain his tacos. I hate tacos.
-Brian Riddle

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Title: An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
Equipment: iPhone 3GS (iOS4)
Setting: Default + photoshop to partially blur out noise and resize.
Story: This is the last few seconds of sunlight of the day, streaming on to a wall through the closed vertical blinds in my room. I was on the phone when I saw this, and put it on speakerphone to take the picture.
-Chaitanya Bagaria

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Camera: iPhone 4
App: QuadCamera with Hi-Con Filter
Then dropped it into Photoshop to crop off the 4th photo. I really wish the App allowed you to pick less then 4 but I guess then they'd have to rename it.
My apartment in Greenpoint in Brooklyn has amazing views of the city, especially at sunset. When I saw this shooting challenge I had to jump in. As was said in the original post, we all have sunset shots in our portfolio so I wanted to try something a bit more challenging. Enter the iPhone. I decided to shoot a triptych to show not only the sunset itself but also the light it spreads all over my surroundings. I had some that I took closer to the actual sunset, but by then the clouds had cleared out. Not to mention i got really lucky with the bird in the center frame
-Aaron Blakely

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Every night we have a beautiful view, from our loft apartment above the storage center we live at. The water tower is my focus, and the colors change from time to time. I have always said " one of these days I am going to take a picture of this" this week after seeing the challenge I finally did. Thanks gizmodo.
-Jennie Hess

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I took this with a Polaroid i1236 12.0 megapixel point-and-shoot camera. I shot with an exposure of 1/640 and an ISO setting of 100. I decided to take a walk to the community pier where there is normally a bunch of fishermen and gatherings. Everyone including myself looked up and started "Ooh-Ahh!"ing at the sky. Remembering a shooting challenge focusing on sunsets, I picked up my camera and started snapping.
-Michael Oakwood

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Canon 1000D, 18-55 IS, 1/20s f 9.1 @ ISO 100
Took this shot in the town next to my hometown while wandering out 'n about with my uncle. Processed it in Photomatix into a pseudo-HDR, then desaturated everything except the sky and the reflection on the water in Photoshop.
-Bart Tieman

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Equipment:
Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Just bought it!)
Lens: Standard kit lens, 18-55mm IS
Setting:
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/400 sec
ISO speed: ISO-100
Focal Length: 55mm
I took 27 pictures and used Autopano Giga 2 to stitch the whole thing together, did a bit of editing in Photoshop also.The weather has been horrible for the last couple of days and the forecast for the weekend is looking grim, so I'm probably not going to be able to get a better view of the sun than this before Sunday. So this is my submission! Full resolution image is in the link below.
-Andreas Kokkinos

Shooting Challenge Sunset Gallery 2


I was SO excited when my Gizmodo-reading-fiance (he seriously reads it religiously!) sent me the link to this contest! Ever since moving to Lake Grapevine, we've made it a point to take a picture of our sunsets every night! Shooting Summary:
Camera: Canon T1i
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm IS
ISO: 100
-Anisha Chavda

Shooting Challenge Sunset Gallery 2


This is a shot of a unique structure called a Tufa in Mono Lake California. It's the only place in the world where such rock formations exist. The picture was taken while the sun retreated over the mountain line to the west and pained the rocks with a vivid orange glow, so whether or not it is truly a "sunset" picture is up to you; I think it is. This picture was taken with a D3000 married to a Tamron 10-24mm Wideangle. ISO - 100 / 10mm / f/14 / 1/50 sec
-Andre Mere