Beach Sunset in Venice, Florida

By: Scott Holstein

Filed under: Landscape Photography

Florida landscape photography of a sailboat off the beach during a vibrant sunset in Venice.
A sailboat sits on the horizon during a vibrant beach sunset in Venice, Florida. Contact me to license this image.

One evening while visiting family, the sunset was shaping up to be interesting. I grabbed the camera to do some landscape photography of the beach sunset in Venice, Florida. The sky was fairly cloudy, and as the sun set, it gave the clouds some nice color. After the sun dipped below the horizon, though, the sunset kept getting better. Although already set, the sun was still lighting the clouds in the west and we got a very vibrant, colorful sky and reflection off of the water. It became one of those amazing sunsets that only come around every once in awhile. To top it off, a sailboat sat offshore, giving me a small focal point in the scene.

Photo of a pastel beach sunset in Venice, Florida by landscape photographer Scott Holstein.
A pastel beach sunset in Venice, Florida. Contact me to license this image.
Image of a sailboat sailing in front of a pink sunset by Florida photographer Scott Holstein.
A sailboat sails in front of a pink sunset in Venice, Florida. Contact me to license this image.
Image of a sailboat’s silhouette during an orange sunset in Venice by Florida photographer Scott Holstein.
Silhouette of a sailboat during an orange sunset in Venice, Florida. Contact me to license this image.

2 Replies to “Beach Sunset in Venice, Florida”

Just wondered what were your camera settings for these sunsets pics, where are you focusing, on the distant sky, the sailboat? I’m coming down to Florida in a week or so, and would like to capture some amazing sunrises and sunsets if possible, which do you prefer?

Hey Mark, depending on the shot, I’m either focusing on the sailboat or in the middle ground of the frame. If the focal point is in the foreground, I’ll focus there. The exposure varies from shot to shot, also; obviously the shots that show motion blur in the waves have a slower shutter speed. As for sunrise or sunset, that depends on what coast you’re on and if you are wanting the sun in the shot or not. Sunset tends to be more vibrant due to there being more particles in the air. Remember to look behind you so you don’t miss what’s going on there, and shoot through sunset (the light in the sky lingers for some time after the sun is gone).

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