Great night in Tucson. It's been a while since I have tried sunset photos between camera problems, travel, weather and just life in general being a little hectic. Tonight I finally got back out there to work with my newest lens, a 70-3000mm zoom lens.
The action started a little early tonight with mock mirage flash. The mock mirage flash is that little bit at the top that looks like it broke away from the Sun.I happened to catch one shot (a little overexposed) but didn't keep shooting so I missed it moving away from the Sun which is typically when it turns more greenish. Click them to enjoy bigger versions.
Now the sun setting over the mountains is nice because every sunset, you see a different pattern as it sets behind a different section of the mountain. The clear atmosphere even let me get a hint of blue in the last image.
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.