Cloudy dusk

I was about to post yet another part of my macro work but decided to go with two landscape shots instead.

At end of march me and my dad took short walk hoping to watch interesting sunset, but due to heavy clouds we were watching really moody dusk. First shot is all I could get from sunset. Just few minutes later big and ominously looking cloud has covered most of the sky leaving just small strip of orange light above horizon. It almost felt like something was pushing you to chase the sun, escape from under these clouds…

I tried to show as much of this mood as possible in second shot. Bottom part was brought out of shadows a little bit as I wanted to give this picture the same feelings I had when looking at original scene. At first you may say that hills are still too dark, but please look at them for few seconds. I was really surprised how many fine details my a700 was able to capture in such poor light conditions. You can see all trees, roads, fields and houses there. For me it looks just like I remembered it – and thats what landscape photography is all about… at least for me ;-)

SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/80 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200, 20 mm (30 mm equivalent)

SONY DSLR-A700, Tamron 55-200mm F4-5.6 Macro Di II LD Macro
1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400, 70 mm (105 mm equivalent)