Many Shades Of Blue

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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I’m often asked on my blog what a photographer needs most. I guess the answer has nothing to do with cameras or lenses. In some (but not all) situations, what a photographer needs most is …. patience. (187 views on 30 June 2010.)

More often than not, a photographer is always rewarded for patience. Long after the main event has come and gone, there will always be an unusual image worth capturing.

The wonderful gradation of blue on these mountains lingered long after a Canadian sunset in late August 2008.

I deliberately chose to use depth of field (and composition) for this frame – moving to my left so that I could use the branches of this tall tree as a counterfoil to the many hues of blue.

I was in Dawson City, Canada, at the invitation of Yukon Tourism and I was at The Dome during a memorable sunset over Tombstone Territorial Park.

But long after the golden orb had finally slipped into the embrace of the horizon far below me, I remained at The Dome, completely entranced by the 360-degree view.

Never hurry away from a sunset. Chances are the aftermath will be just a memorable.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K200D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F6.7, 1/ 125 sec, ISO 400 with a focal length of 300mm.

Featured in 300 GO LONG, August 2009.

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