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#180456 - 07/29/02 11:43 PM Ludington Sunsets
Gary Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/07/02
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Fall and early spring give some of the most spectacular sunrise and sunset colors on the Great Lakes, at least in my experience. Coming back from Door County last October, I came across the lake on the afternoon car ferry, which got into Ludington just about sunset. I got my van, drove around to the boat launch parking lot and set up my tripod and shot a full roll of Velvia of the sunset that night, which was truly spectacular! Here are a couple of the photos from that session.



The first shot above was taken when the sun was already below the horizon for probably about 10 minutes. Another 10 or 15 min later, this second shot was taken. The colors are more subtle and the exposure was longer, probably in the 60-90 sec range. If anyone is really curious, e-mail me and I'll get the exact exposure and aperature settings for you from the camera download.



Hope you enjoy these.

Gary
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#180457 - 07/30/02 01:20 AM Re: Ludington Sunsets
RezmanDale Offline
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Registered: 08/16/99
Posts: 934
Loc: Globe, AZ
Amazing eek

I continue to be amazed at the great gift you have Gary. I was in Ludington on September 11th. If I can figure out how to do it I will post some of my pictures. Great shots and fabulous color!!

Dale cool

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#180458 - 07/30/02 01:26 AM Re: Ludington Sunsets
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 13047
Loc: Arizona
Gary, I'm constantly amazed and jealous of the pictures you take.

It's like an alien world. Are you from here?
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#180459 - 07/30/02 09:59 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Gary Martin Offline
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Loc: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Alien, John? Who, me? From here? Nahhhh I'm from plant Fuji!

Gary
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#180460 - 07/30/02 10:06 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
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Registered: 08/18/99
Posts: 3681
Loc: Bellingham, MA
Gary, great pictures as usual. I sure wish I had the ability to get my sunsets to cooperate as well as yours seem to do. What fantastic colors. Thanks for sharing!

Bert wink
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#180461 - 07/31/02 08:34 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Nana Offline
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 2310
Loc: Valrico, FL
Gotta tell you friend, you and God make a great team!
Derith

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#180462 - 07/31/02 09:04 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
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Registered: 12/31/69
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OK, Gary...

When are we gonna see the BOOK?

Put me down for a dozen.
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#180463 - 07/31/02 09:51 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
pierhead Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 401
Loc: Indianapolis
It's good to know that I'm not the only one sitting here and asking myself, "How in the @#$! does he do that?". Like I said before, I always thought I had some really good pictures - until I saw some of Gary's. Oh yeah, Great Pictures Gary, keep'em coming!

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#180464 - 07/31/02 11:05 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Bud Schrader Offline
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Registered: 12/16/01
Posts: 467
Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Great shots, Gary- I haven't shot Velvia yet, but it's on the to-do list as soon as my camera gets out of the shop!
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#180465 - 07/31/02 11:07 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Bud Schrader Offline
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Registered: 12/16/01
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Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Great shots Gary! I haven't shot any Velvia yet, but as soon as I get my camera out of the shop----
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#180466 - 07/31/02 11:23 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Larry Offline
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Registered: 07/11/01
Posts: 1075
Loc: Bel Air, MD
I keep talking about taking a class at the local Community College....my wife just tells me, "You'll never be as good as that guy on the forums."

Thanks, Hon. I think I already knew that!

Once again, Gary, OUTSTANDING !

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#180467 - 07/31/02 11:30 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Gary Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/07/02
Posts: 998
Loc: Kalamazoo, Michigan
My humble thanks, all. I enjoy being able to share what I enjoy photographing most here... lighthosues! I'm glad you all are enjoying them. Larry, my apologies... I hope your wife doesn't beat you up on the photography too badly. Tell her it's not fair to draw comparisons until YOU have the same camera gear that I do.

Gary
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#180468 - 08/01/02 12:11 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
Handyman Offline
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Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 107
Loc: New Jersey
Don't feel too bad, Bud- I shoot Velvia, but I don't have many shots that look like that! wink

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#180469 - 08/01/02 08:41 PM Re: Ludington Sunsets
2beacons Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 662
Loc: Holland, MI, USA
Gary,

Outstanding photos!!!!!!

Yes, the film may help and so may the camera and lens, but you still have to have that special eye to get the pictures you do.

Keep it up!!!!!

Mary and Jeff

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