Mt. Shasta Sunset (Photo of the week)

Mount Shasta glows in the warm light of sunset, Weed, California
Mount Shasta glows in the warm light of sunset, Weed, California
The setting sun casts Mount Shasta in shades of red and purple, Weed, California
The setting sun casts Mount Shasta in shades of red and purple, Weed, California

This week I chose two photos of Mt. Shasta at sunset on the same day. The first shows more of the landscape surrounding the mountain, while the second just features the peak at the moment of sunset. I usually use the 3:1 aspect ratio when I stitch together multiple shots into a panorama, but sometimes (as is the case here), I crop single shots down to that ratio. In both of these photos, I thought that this aspect ratio created a more pleasing image, rather than showing an uninteresting foreground or a large sky above the mountain.