Picture This!

Our Picture This! assignment this month was Sunrise/Sunset and we received a year's worth of risings and settings from our very talented readers. The images showed a wide range of subjects and locations, from Alaska to the coast of Maine, with rainbows and the dazzling light as it moved in and around everything from peaceful harbors to the great cities of our land. Foreground placement and silhouette also played a strong part in these scenes, as did colorful skies only the most fanciful painter could imagine.

Desert Colors: Photographer Jason Byers wrote, "I was driving home when stormy skies gave way to a low sun which broke through and illuminated this butte magnificently. I had just enough time to pull my Jeep to the side of the trail, jump out, and snap three pictures handheld." Byers worked with a Canon PowerShot G5 and exposed at 1/320 sec at f/5.6.
© 2004, Jason Byers, All Rights Reserved

DC Skyline: Tom Irvin caught the slanting rays of light on these Washington monuments with his Canon A2 and 75-300mm lens on Fujichrome Provia 100 film.
© 2004, Tom Irvin, All Rights Reserved

Bear Mountain Bridge: The pastel sky over New York's Bear Mountain Bridge was photographed by Glenn M. Smith with his Canon PowerShot G5. This, and other images submitted by Smith were made as he commuted to and from work, proving that always having a camera with you pays off.
© 2004, Glenn M. Smith, All Rights Reserved

Hazy Sunrise: Robert H. Weber made this photo at Coast Guard Beach in Estham, Massachusetts, with a Pentax 67II camera with a 55-100mm lens on Fujichrome Provia 100F film. His exposure was f/5.6 at 1/4 sec.
© 2004, Robert H. Weber, All Rights Reserved

The 4th Hole: Paul A. Newman wrote, "I always carry a small camera in my pocket (he didn't tell us which one) and we got drenched on the 4th tee, halfway through. I looked back, and wow!" We agree!
© 2004, Paul A. Newman, All Rights Reserved

Scoresby Sound, Greenland: Henry S. Hamlin's amazing shot of an iceberg was made at sunset with a Nikon N80 camera and Tamron 28-300mm lens on Kodak Ektachrome VS film.
© 2004, Henry S. Hamlin, All Rights Reserved

Reflections Of Tranquility: Timothy A. Geiger found safe harbor in this photo made at Neenah Riverside Park in Neenah, Wisconsin. He worked with his Canon AE-1 Program and 80-200mm lens and exposed Kodak Gold 100 film at f/5.6 at 1/30 sec.
© 2004, Timothy A. Geiger, All Rights Reserved

First Light: Gary W. Potts got up early to catch this fog-shrouded bog in the upper peninsula of Michigan. He shot with a Nikon F5 and a Tokina ATX Pro 28-80mm lens with B+W KR3 filter on a Gitzo tripod and Kirk ball head on Fujichrome Velvia film. Exposure was f/16 at 1 sec.
© 2004, Gary W. Potts, All Rights Reserved

West Side, New York: This urban sky was photographed by Mark Loete with a Canon F-1N and Canon 100-300mm lens on Fujichrome Velvia 50 film. He then scanned and printed using a Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED scanner and an Epson Stylus Photo 2000P printer.
© 2004, Mark Loete, All Rights Reserved

Golden Orb: John Matthews made this peaceful sunrise shot in East Tennessee with his Sony Cyber-shot F707 camera with an exposure of f/2.8 at 1/1000 sec.
© 2004, John Matthews, All Rights Reserved