Sunset panorama in the Everglades

On my last mosquito swatting expedition to the Everglades, I was seduced by a spectacular Florida sunset. Like what has happened many times before, I couldn’t find a good location to shoot from during sunset. It kind of defeats the purpose of enjoying a nice peaceful experience when you are driving like a mad man chasing the light looking for a place to turnoff. During these times, it seems like the sun is dropping like a bowling ball! I like getting some interesting foreground subject if possible in my sunset shots, but I couldn’t seem to find a great location anywhere. Well, the sun was fading fast. I eventually gave up and swerved off of the road and decided to do a panorama of the sky. I shot a few sequences, swatted a few insects, lost about a quart of blood, and hit the road as fast as I could. After using photostich in photoshop a few days after the swelling went down, this rather square image appeared on the screen. Kinda of a strange pano, but I kinda like it.

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  • heylisa - July 22, 2008 - 4:02 am

    Wow. This is very cool. I love all the different layers to this image. Sorry about the ‘squitos though.

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  • Mark Austria - July 22, 2008 - 4:05 am

    that’s some killer clouds you got Mike. love the colors here.ReplyCancel

  • SusanGary*GloriousNature* - July 22, 2008 - 5:41 am

    wow this is so gorgeous !!!! Lovely and beautiful colors!! Excellent in Large! Wow!

    Your fantastic color picture is my winner!
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  • rinis13 - July 22, 2008 - 8:04 am

    This one is unreal. An instant fav,ReplyCancel

  • yati_68 - July 22, 2008 - 8:55 am

    This is so weird. The colours are amazing.

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  • - July 22, 2008 - 11:40 am

    very cool layers of colors here! congrats my friend!ReplyCancel

  • what an amazing colour sky! it looks more like a vertorama to me mikey 😀 since its a square formatReplyCancel

  • vtpeacenik - July 22, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    Fabulous colors!

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  • singosan777 - July 22, 2008 - 2:37 pm

    Beautiful sunset!ReplyCancel

  • Fraggle Red - July 22, 2008 - 9:23 pm

    Yeah, I know the foreground issue. I am having the same problem, funnily enough more with sunsets than sunrises. This came out great. Love the square format. The sky looks awesome.ReplyCancel

  • CynDB - July 22, 2008 - 10:04 pm

    Love the trail of red cloud! Spectacular color!

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  • Andrew oskar - July 23, 2008 - 3:12 am

    strange ???? nooohh this is good ..the sky is just awesome,,ReplyCancel

  • Have you been to Pine Glades Lake at sunset? I’ve gotten some good ones there.

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  • asawaa - July 28, 2008 - 8:29 pm


    What an awesome shot!

    "South Florida Sky"ReplyCancel

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    Your photo’s been featured in our AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Admin’s Choice Contest at Color Photo Award – PREMIER.

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  • Flickr: TravelsThruTheUniverse - July 4, 2011 - 8:50 pm

    WOW, nice !ReplyCancel

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