Sunset at 11 p.m.

Two nights ago I was out with my great photographer friend for a short photography tour. No! we haven't been out to shoot long shot night sky full of tiny stars. We shoot a big star, the sun at 11 p.m. Well, here is Norway and in summertime days are so long and lovely. This midnight sun is so pleasant and even after it sets it is not really dark, it rises again in a short time.

To take this direct shot towards the sun, I used bracketing. The camera was set on a tripod and I took 5 bracketing shots with 1 EV stops, 2 down, 2 up, and the middle is the given manual exposure. Manual focus is important. I don't have a remote shutter release, so I set the camera on self-timer with 5 shots each time. To merge the photos, only 3 of the shots are used. I applied the first enhancement to the RAW files by Nikon Capture NX2 and exported them as TIFF files. Then I merged the 3 TIFF files using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud.

I hope you like the photo. As always, comments, critics, and tips are very welcome.

p.s. Many thanks to my friend, +Aziz Nasuti for his tips and company.

Photo of a sunset
Sunset at 11 p.m.


  1. This is one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever seen! :)

  2. Very very nice!

    Excellent composition!

    1. Thank you Ostad! Composition happened with your guide.


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