Reading PA, Skyline Drive Sunset

Last night I drove to Reading, PA to see a sunset from Skyline Drive which overlooks the city.  The weather was a bit cold but there was the potential for party to clear skies.  The overlook has a Japanese style pagoda which is really unique!  The sun was setting at 558 pm directly above the city so I thought it would be a great time to go.  I started shooting my timelapse about 515 pm and ended about 635 pm.

There was a small parking lot and overlook.  Even a band was playing there last night!  IT was a bit cold but the sun was out so it was bearable.  The below picture is my setup and the Pagoda.  20170304_18013420170304_180638

I took 295 photos every 15 seconds in manual exposure by ramping the shutter speed from 1/200 sec to 6 seconds at ISO 320 and f/10.  I used auto white balance since the light changes quite a bit during the sunset.  I was using my 28.0 mm, f/2.8 lens.  The sun was still a bit above the horizon when I started so my video has it going down below the mountains!

reading-sunset-1Towards the end the sky had an awesome orange glow above the horizon!



Check out my timeslice below of the video too which is a photo slice every 7-8 minutes!


Overall this turned out very nice!  Wish there were some clouds in the sky because the colors might have even been better but still worth the effort and cold in the end!  Let me know if you have any comments!



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