Heatwave Sunset

We’re currently suffering a heat wave in the Philly area, which is keeping outdoor activities to a minimum. This morning I mowed the back yard and trimmed back the ivy which turns our backyard fence into a jungle, but by 9 o’clock I was more than ready to head back into cooler air.1

With the exception of heading over to Rocket Fizz to pick up my favorite ginger soda2, and pick up some pizza for lunch, I pretty much spent the whole day indoors. Have this many hours on lock-in gave my neighbor and I enough time to take in the extended cut of Batman vs. Superman3.

After our dinner dishes were don I glanced at my Apple Watch and said, “Hmm, we’ve got 20 minutes until Sunset.” Having been cooped up all day, my neighbor and I double-timed down to the river to see what the Sunset had in store for us.

I took my tripod, and actually shot in full manual without my wireless tether for the first time on this camera. I was a lot of fun playing with the aperture and shutter speed. I set the ISO to 100 and the white balance to daylight. I then played with apertures around f10 to f16, and shutter speeds As fast as 1/320 of a second and as slow as 1/30th. My flickr album can be found here, but I’m including my best shot below. I love how the Sun’s rays reach out from the horizon.

ISO 100
40mm
f13
1/320 sec

Sunset over the Delaware


  1. Suffering from both allergies and exercise induced asthma also doesn’t help in the high humidity. Though the cooler air allowed me to put a new closer on our back screen door. 
  2. Cock & Bull, it’s amazing
  3. It doesn’t get any better. 

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  1. Practicing what you preach.OBSERVING GOD’s handiwork. I like the results. Beautiful.

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