Photographing sunset silhouettes are always a popular way to end a day in the field.
The key is not to shoot too soon or too late.
Here's a good technique to employ: hold a fist at arm's length with the thumb aimed straight up and the bottom of the hand lined up with the horizon.
If the sun is above the thumb, it's too early for good silhouettes.
Once the sun drops below the thumb tip, start shooting.
A good way to enhance a dull sunset is with a light orange, yellow or purple filter. Yes, even with a digital camera.
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