Capturing a beautiful sunset can be one of most difficult photographs to take using a point & shoot camera. Either the flash goes off and dilutes all the ambient light, or when the flash is turned off, you get an annoying blur due to the fact that you cannot stop your heart from beating in order to achieve perfect stillness. Of course its easier when you have a tripod and for this photograph I believe I simply placed the camera on the balcony of my back deck, adjusted the exposure levels, put on the timer, and the result is what you see above.
A long time ago a couple friends of mine & I devised a “Beautiful Sunset Alert System,” where subscribers would be notified if by txt of a beautiful sunset. Upon viewing a beautiful sunset, the administrators would rate the sunset’s colors & ambiance and then send out the txt with their ratings. While this system never came into reality, I would have sent out an alert.