A Set of Sunsets

I’ve been compiling my sky photos and I have a few sunsets that I would like to share because I’m in a sunset kind of mood.

I don’t really know what that is exactly, but I’m going with it.

Neat-o stormy sunset.   The lower clouds look like kind of like mountains.

Sunset sliver.

I don’t have the photo editing software that I hope to become super handy with just yet, so I am just using the standard Microsoft Office photo editor.  It’s amazing to me to see how much even this basic software program can do to enhance a photo.

This was a dreamy sunset last week, unedited.

And here it is with a basic autocorrect in my photo editing program.

I love the softness of the original.

But the editing sure does add some drama.

I haven’t decided how I feel about photo editing just yet.  They’re great for portraits, but with photos of nature where you are trying to portray a scene as it was in reality, I almost feel like a fraud if I edit the photo.

Editing can make a good photo great, but it does it compromise its integrity?

I don’t know.

But I do know that I like sunsets, edited and unedited.

I guess it comes down to deciding if I am a photographer or a photojournalist.

Maybe both?

Maybe neither?

Maybe delusional?

This makes me sleepy.

Way too much deep thinking for a Friday night.

Y’all sleep tight,

Sugarlump

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7 thoughts on “A Set of Sunsets

  1. I feel the same way about editing nature photos. Feels like cheating. I suppose it depends on how nice of a camera its taken with too. I like your last photo the best. I love the sky… ♥

  2. I agree about the editing–while sometimes it really helps a photo “pop,” I almost feel like I’m cheating & it’s not an accurate representation of the quality of photos I take (it makes it look better!! haha). Still, professionals use editing software all the time. I suppose it’s just another tool in the photography world these days. But either way, edited or unedited, those sunsets you captured are beautiful!

  3. If you want to relieve your conscience of editing nature shots,,but still want the POP.. over expose the shot by 1 fstop…it will pop those pretty corals and blues and leave you feeling better about not editing natures beauty 😉 I love sunset photos too.

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