18 Aug 11. Most of us shoot sunsets and sunrises for the drama they provide, especially in the arena of color. There are several ways to get the color, one of which is to shoot when there is a lot of particulate matter in the sky, such as that provided during a forest fire, in smoggy weather, or, when the combination of clouds and weather combine to provide for the vivid display. However, when the scene isn't quite what you want, you can enhance it a bit more to your liking by simply underexposing by a small degree. As an example of the latter approach, today's image was under exposed by 2/3 stop to provide just enough added drama to make the image interesting. If desired, you can add more drama to it by simply employing your graphics editor of choice to under expose it (decrease the brightness) some more. ISO 800; 1/50 sec @ f / 7.1.