“Sunset at the Pier”

Sunset at a Florida Pier

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From photographer Benjamin Edelstein:  Photographing sunsets in the Florida Keys always yields huge potentials for amazing colors. I had previously scouted this exact location earlier on in the day, and knew I wanted to return for sunset. Like all of my landscape shooting that I do, I showed up to the location a couple of hours before the sun had started setting.

The colors during sunsets are very dynamic, and change frequently throughout the small window. I patiently waited until I saw the colors really begin to fill the skies. The moment ended up being just after the sun hid below the horizon, which introduced an array of purple hues to the extremely tranquil scene.

You can see more of my photographs at www.benjaminedelstein.com. Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length: 20mm
Exposure time: 25 seconds
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Exposure compensation: +0.7 step

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