Sunset Through a Tree

Sunset Through a Tree

The sun sets behind a pine tree in our front yard, creating rays of light through the beginnings of a fog that was rolling in. It was pretty cool. This was from the same night that the recent horse riding photos were taken, if you were wondering. And I know you were. So now you know.

The other day, I noticed that the sun was going down behind the trees at 6:15 PM. Not that you could still see the sun through the trees like this, but rather that the sun had already set behind the trees. Yes, at 6:15. It was still light out for a while after that, but the sun had set by then. I thought surely that wasn’t right, but I looked at the weather app on my phone, and sure enough, it listed the sunset at 6:17.

Remember the good old days of summer when the sun would be up until almost 8:00 PM? Yes, those days are gone. And then when Daylight Savings Time ends in a few weeks, it will be getting dark even earlier. Like suddenly a whole hour earlier, even.

I’m not complaining about the dark, really. When it is already dark when we get home at night, that gives us even more of an excuse to just relax for the evening, because it is difficult to go out and do anything outside in the dark. So that extra relaxation is always nice.

Instead of complaining, I was just noting how it is interesting that the days get shorter in the fall, and then they start to lengthen in the spring. You may not notice it at one time, until you look at the clock when the sun sets.  Like I did.

The only downside is that it means the end of sunset photos when I get home. So this one will have to do for now.

About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. For this one, I set the aperture at f/22 to get the maximum sunburst effect that I could get. If you don’t like the few dust spots that you can see here, make sure that you clean your camera lens before shooting into the sun. Because I always need that reminder, too. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm