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Superman's product of the century (so far):
In a pinch we have to make do.
I had a UV/glare filter on the macro lens - it fit the long lens so I put it on for some sunset shots.
What follow is a series of shots looking West and slightly North along the river out to the bay where the Port of Osaka is. They're all of the sunset - in various stages. I like all of them, but if you just think 'seen one, seen 'em all', it's OK, you don't need to look - this one's pretty good....
I didn't look directly at the sun while it was setting - I framed the shot looking through the lens but the sun was peripheral. Honest, sis!
The big lens could pull in many of the ships out in the port area as the sun died this bloody death.
The whole sky was on fire.
And very soon, the sun touched the horizon.
How fast does the earth spin 'round? In this next sequence, the shots were taken just a few seconds apart - looks like an average of about 30 seconds from the camera imprint.
(Now, really, this one is pretty lucky - the last instant before winking out...)
Night has begun.
Of course, now, I'm wondering what the city will look like at night. I didn't bring the tripod along - so I decide to go back to the hotel and pick it up - get some okonomiyaki along the way - and come back.
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Love that final wink-out photo!
Posted by: jan at Mar 9, 2006 5:19:23 PM
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