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Into the Night

21 Mar. 2014

Into the Night

[21 Mar. 2014] Into the Night

Sunsets are interesting to watch as the changing light plays across the clouds and landscape causing long shadows. From an airplane, it looks even more interesting to me since I don't see it very often. Here at 39,000 feet, headed away from the sun and into the night, the last glow of sunset still lights up the plane, while the cloudscape below is in darkness. The boundary between light and dark is very distinct and the shadow of the earth can be clearly seen climbing high into the sky.

Technical Details - Camera: Nikon D700 @ ISO 1600, Lens: Sigma 12-24mm @ 24mm, f/5.6, Exposure: 1/15 sec., Location: 39,000 ft. over the Pacific, enroute from Hawaii to California