Jun 272009

This evening we went to the polders north of Amsterdam to capture another sunset. As it it currently late June the sunset took place at 22:04. We set up our gear east of the Kinselmeer so we could see the sun disapear on the other side of this lake. Unfortunately, the sunset was not as beautiful as we had hoped. Furthermore, there were vast amounts of flies flying around our heads and cameras, there were literally millions of them. These flies did not sting, but they were annoying. If you look closely at the photograph, you can see the flies (the dots and stripes).

Sunset and flies

This photograph is shot approximately a quarter-hour before sunset. I used my Canon EF 17-40mm L f/4 USM wide angle lens with an exposure of 1/15 sec at f/8. I used this aperture to have a good focus in both foreground and background. Furthermore, I used a graduated warmth filter (Cokin 197), which works nicely for sunset photography. Off course, the tripod was used.

This is not my best sunset photograph, but it’s always nice the be in the polders and play with the camera.

One Response to “Sunset and flies”

  1. Sander says:

    Love the nice calm water and the warmth in the photo! Note also my topic on this photo-session:

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