While perhaps lately the sunsets haven’t been that memorable and the few that turned out nice haven’t been easy to predict, my archives remind me of how many great sunsets I saw in LA over the winter months here. From interesting cloud patterns to just deep vivid colors, it feels like I saw it all from November to March and this shot dates back to right after I upgraded my camera body. This was shot on December 10th on a night I witnessed an amazing sunset, with color lingering long after the sun went down. Since moving here, I’ve mostly ditched the neutral density filters and instead extended exposure proportionally as the light got lower and lower, often adjusting ISO a bit to accommodate for it—something my old camera body struggled with mightily. Previously I rarely pushed it past ISO 200 due to noise but with this camera, I’m generally comfortable going to around ISO this 1000 without expecting issues. This sunset was memorable from start to finish and this was towards the end when the rent was most vibrant. Rather than include a tiny piece of pier, I’ve centered this image around the glow from the sun.
🔸December 10th, 2017