Last week I went down to an observation deck overlooking the lake. There, as the sun set behind a cloud bank, a most spectacular sunset was visible for at least 40 minutes. I took many photos, as did several other photographers. I was shooting without a filter so the colors are slightly redder than they were during the event. In spite of this, the photos truly reflect the brilliance and majesty of the sunset. I kept thinking I had somehow entered the world of Bosch, volcanoes, and the Apocalypse. Beautiful and Disturbing.
These photos are taken perhaps fifteen minutes apart.
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35 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday: Sunset”
I don’t know what else to say, other than WoW!
Yes, was an amazing, and very lengthy sunset. many photos……
I enjoyed the subtle color and peaceful atmosphere of the sunset pic you posted!
Wow! Both are gorgeous, and I simply cannot pick a favourite!
I have perhaps 50 shots. I am at a loss as to which are the best. Was an amazing 40 minutes -there was more but the misquotes got the best of me.
I loved your irises!
Two beautiful pictures, beautiful colors and nice view:)
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I very much like both your banner photo of the cabin, and the sunset.
I revisited our blog. Was so reminded of my time running a small ranch in the mountains of New Mexico. Nothing quite like that experience of wilderness and grandeur.
Michael, these are stunning shots and especially enlarged. The first one I find rather disturbing in its angst, the second one is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures, stopping by my blog and have a great weekend.
P.S. The mosquitoes and black flies have gut short many a good photo session lately!!!!
I often stop by your blog – is one of my favorites! Yes, the sunset had a very disturbing undertone. At the same time. it was simply awe inspiring. A foot in both worlds.
Amazing colours in those skies.
Fiery and amazing!
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note. I stopped in at your blog. The banner photo is splendid! The skies photos are lovely, so much sky!
Wow beautiful burning like sky!
My Snowy Germany is up!
Thanks! Was an amazing event to witness.
Here in Vermont we have a lot of snow, but I think you have more from the look of your pics.
oh my, these are breathtaking photos! i imagine a volcano, not the skies.
The sunset lasted a long time – at least 40 minutes. The entire time, I was mesmerized!
Miranda, I love the photos on your blog! Being a foodie, I wonder where the recipes are. Also am very fond of the work of Ann Lamott.
second one is a classic.
Thanks! I am pleased to hear it works for you.
stunning photos! they are breathtaking, i love watching sunset like this!
The reds are amazing! Great photos 🙂
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Your photo of the Sound is fine! I remember so many days like that when I loved ion the northern California coast.
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um….wow…I feel pretty speechless looking at these images…ok, last word…awesome.
very dramatic photos. These comes quite rarely. And you really took advantage of it. Wich I had been there.
Thanks for the kind words on my entry. 🙂
I’m glad you stopped by. Your images seem always t o have the touch.
Fiery furnaces, – what a splendid evening show!
Spectacular sky paintings! Those wispy clouds in your second photo are amazing with all the other cloud and sunset strokes. It is a bit aflame.
Thanks! Was an amazing event.
Just revisited your blog. Bar harbor area in the masthead photo?
Wow! That is a fiery sky, isn’t it! Thanks for visiting my SWF post.
These photos are absolutely spectacular. I like the red, fiery sky you captured.
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Seems we have sunsets in common. I still hike, although not as much as I used to. The mountains of Vermont and New York offer fine hiking.
Now I send you all what I call a “short and late greeting”, because my time is limited for the moment.
Never seen such sunset you present here, gourges ;:OD)
Thanks! I enjoyed reading our travelogue and seeing your fine photos. I am beginning to think the only time megapixels really count is when one wants to enlarge a photo greatly.