Blocking the Sun

Twilight is my favourite time of day to make images, and aren’t I lucky that I get two chances every day? That period of time before the sun rises is so colourful and peaceful it is sometimes disappointing when the sun floods the scene with its intense rays and I know my time is limited. One technique I like to use to prolong the time period of intense colour is to hide the sun behind something.

I made this image just after the sun rose at Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina. By hiding the sun behind one of the pilings, the most intense rays were blocked and the pilings themselves went to total black in silhouette.

Folly Beach Pier, Charleston, South Carolina
As always, you can click on the image to view a larger version.

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12 Responses to “Blocking the Sun”

  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Phenomenal colors and light Anne. Truly a masterpiece.
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  2. LensScaper says:

    Fantastic – I loved yesterday’s image of this site, but this is a wonderful vignette of the same place. Colours are rich and exotic, the silhouette is exactly right. Not sure why, but this evokes Japanese art. Brilliant!
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  3. Russ Bishop says:

    Really nice Anne. I’ve gotta say – twilight is probably my favorite time of day as well!

  4. Urissa says:

    So beautiful! I really love the color of the sky during sunset.. Thanks for posting..
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  5. Edith Levy says:

    Wow absolutely incredible colors. Awesome shot Anne.
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  6. This is just gorgeous Anne, what a fabulous picture!
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