Cochrane Hill Sunset


The upside of this heat, combined with the smoke and haze from all of the wildfires, are some pretty amazing sunsets. I drove up the highway to Cochrane last night to catch the sunset, and wound up shooting 207 photos in under an hour. I made myself delete all but 5 of them, which was much harder than I thought it would be.

I shot most photos in fine large jpeg mode, but shot many in RAW. The RAW shots are much nicer, with all of the rich shades of orange and red being captured more faithfully. Here's one I took just after the sun sank below the horizon:

That was shot RAW, and converted to JPEG using Digital Photo Professional, since iPhoto's conversion was painfully washed out.

Here are the other 4 survivors, all shot in jpeg:


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