Sunset on 12/12/12
This was taken as I was leaving work on 12/12/12. The house in the image is called the "Net Zero" house. It is a research project constructed to demonstrate that a typical suburban home can be built to generate as much energy as it consumes in a year ( This was a single frame out of the Nikon D800 with Picture Mode set to Vivid and with contrast set all the way to the left (minimum). I processed it both in Apple Aperture 3 and Adobe Lightroom 4. Both software package produce an image this good. The above is the Lightroom 4.3 version.

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Wed Dec 12, '12 12:00PM
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Media ID 20121217095043593  
Date Wed Dec 12, '12 12:00PM
Comments 1
Views 873
Uploaded By Walter Rowe
Aperture Value f//11
Artist Walter Rowe
Copyright Copyright © 2012 Walter Rowe
Date/Time Wed Dec 12, '12 12:00PM
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 125 mm
Image Description The winter sun sets behind the Net Zero House on the Gaithersburg campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).
ISO 100
Make Nikon Corporation
Metering Mode Spot
Model NIKON D800
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/0 sec
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Very nice image Walter...actually looks like the coming of 12/21/12 instead, although we have survived that.   Interesting story too and will look into the link.   To me the rows in the lawn add to the image too.