Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 10 sec, f/3.5, ISO 500 — map & image data — nearby photos
Half an hour after sunset.
I mentioned the other day that I was going to take Anthony camping for the first time, and I did. We just got back this afternoon.
I'll write more about the whole experience another day (one that I don't wake up at 5am), but the location was a campground on a cliff overlooking Kotobikihama beach (map) about three and a half hours away by car, in the far north-western corner of Kyoto prefecture.
I took the picture above on our first night, about half an hour after sunset. It was so dark that I could barely see anything (including how tilted the camera was), although the 10-second exposure compensates to allow the photo to show much more than could be seen. The light in the tent was from a single small candle (safely parked in a candle lantern).
Five-year-old Anthony enjoyed the moment, mostly because of his all-his-own kid-sized camping chair with drink holder. I'd bought it the previous day (along with the tent, my chair, and a bunch of other stuff for the trip).
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 250 — map & image data — nearby photos
A few seconds before sunset
You can actually see a few pixels of sun on the horizon in the picture above, just left of center. It's as “the moment of sunset” as I could get, during a fairly drab sunset. Some of the other sunsets were more drab, and some much nicer. I have shots of them all, of course .