Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sundown/ Sky Watch

End of day over farmers' fields

Some evenings when their are a few clouds in the western sky, my husband and I jump into the car and head for a high spot to watch the sun go down. Yep, sunset chasers. The evening I took this photo, we guessed right and now you get to see what we saw, a cloud that looks like a giant hand catching the sun as it drops.

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86 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the different tones and colours in this poetic sky!Awesome picture, thanks so much for sharing!
hugs
Léia :)

Kathy said...

Ah, this is one of those WOW moments in EG!

see you there! said...

That certainly does look like a hand holding a ball of light. I really like the sort of twilight feeling over the land as well.

Darla

Carver said...

I love the rural sunsets you capture. This was another gorgeous one.

Rambling Round said...

Wow! Sunset chasing has many rewards!

George said...

That cloud does look like a hand. What a fantastic shot. I'm glad you are a sunset chaser.

oldmanlincoln said...

Never learn to photograph the sky when it is pretty. I always do it when I think about it and often there isn't anything pretty about it. lol

Ewa said...

I love sunsets!
thank you for stopping by at my blog and for the wishes!

Jenn Jilks said...

Just amazing!

Jenn Jilks said...

EG, can't find your e-mail. But we are moving in the fall. All is going well. Not broadcasting our moving date for good reasons!

What with my daughter's birthday, my sons being here, too, as well as my brother for my mom and dad's interment, it's been wonderfully busy.
The granddaughters are here, too, one is 2 1/2 and the other 3 months. So much fun.

kaye said...

the skies where you live are stunning :)

Paulie said...

Great catch with the hand!!!!!! I wondered how you get such great shots of the sunrise/sunsets there. Now I know!

cieldequimper said...

I still can't see yesterday's photo :-( but oh that cloud for today! :-)

Maria said...

Oh my goodness it really does look like a hand catching the sun!
It's GREAT!
thanks so much for the treat of getting to see it too!
*Maria

Eaglesbrother said...

Definatly a WOW Sunset....good job of capturing it.

Sylvia K said...

What a breathtaking way to end the day! Fantastic capture! Such stunning colors! I agree, definitely one of those WOW moments! Have a great weekend, EG!

Sylvia

Gwendolyn L said...

Beautiful ending to another day. Thanks for sharing. I really like the colors and the position of the sun.

Carol said...

Gorgeous sunset shot. It does look like a hand holding the sun. I love the fields in the foreground.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Snap my wife and I have done sunset chasing for 30 odd years I get so much pleasure from watching the sun slip below the sky line . where we live the sun sets over the sea and it is so nice to case it around our headland to see the last glimpse as it disappears into the water. XXX Don

Jane said...

Excellant shot EG, very beautiful and lovely colours, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend:)

Elisabeth said...

Lovely! What a marvelous end of a day...thanks for sharing!

Gramma Ann said...

WOW... What a beautiful sunset!

Titania said...

The colours are sublime, this is the real WOW factor.

webruci said...

i love that firing sky

Craver Vii said...

Thanks for pointing out the hand. I see it, too.

ewok1993 said...

yap this one has that WOW effect. two thumbs up!

SandyCarlson said...

Sweet and sultry. I love it!

Greyscale Territory said...

The cloudy open hand lovingly cradling the sun as it falls from the sky is magical! Beautiful scene!

toby said...

Wow - I guess you really found the right spot! Really beautiful - and very relaxing... thanks for sharing it with us all!

Reader Wil said...

You are absolutely right to chase the sunsets! This one is brilliant!
Do you also chase sunrises? Then you have probably to go in the opposite direction! Have a nice sky Watch.

clairz said...

This is a wonderful photo. So much beauty (sky) and so much hard work (farmers fields) and such great sunset chasers (you!).

Riet said...

Yes that is a beautiful sky.

indicaspecies said...

What a fabulous way to end the day admiring so much of beauty in the sky. Great shot!

Jim said...

You did wonderful with this one, Ms TG! I like it.
Happy SkyWatch. I still take SW pictures but don't participate right now. I don't have the time to do comment answering good enough.
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Dharma Shots said...

Wow, it is a fantastic view. I'm jealous how cool it looks out there.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Amazing colors in your sunset! That cloud really does look like a hand, holding the sun for all to enjoy. =)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a beautiful soft photo. Great job.

Diana (Di) said...

Simply lovely! What's not to love?

Dani said...

just wonderful!
Happy SWF

syel said...

i wish i could do the same! or we even have the same weather. i miss sunset moments. this is really stunning!

Laura said...

a stunning capture!

Farmchick said...

Very nice sky colors.

Jan said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!

AL said...

I think there are some people who really are sunset lovers and one of them is me. I do love sunsets, it looks really romantic.

caughtbymycamera said...

Wonderful capture. It really looks like a huge hand.

Julie said...

I like the way this sunset of yours allows us to contemplate the natural environment of our planet as well as the wonders of the atmosphere. I like the idea of being a 'sunset chaser'.

Gypsy Lala said...

Awesome pictures as those others.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh, it does look like a hand is catching the sun and gently placing it below the horizon. This is truly beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like fun chasing the sun! Beautiful skywatch photo and a gorgeous sunset.

Al said...

That does look like a hand. I can understand being a sunset chaser, with sunsets like the one in this great photo.

LV said...

Absolutely stunning sight of the sunset. You did a marvelous job on capturing it in all its glory.

Becky and Gary said...

Ooh, this is so good. I do love these late summer skies at sundown.
B.

Shey said...

Same here, we're sunset chasers too. This is great timing when you saw that "giant hand" cloud. Way awesome!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful composition - a pastoral landscape and a truly gorgeous sky.

ladyfi said...

Such a gorgeous setting. And a lovely metaphor of the cloudy hand cradling the dying sun.

Rajesh said...

Fabulous view of golden sky.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful sunset.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Very intensely beautiful. My husband and I chase sunsets too! It's great fun. Happy skywatching and happy Friday!

Sara Chapman said...

You are lucky to have a great sunset viewing locale close by. I envy you. This is a beauty, especially.

J Bar said...

Terrific shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Eds said...

Hmmm i felt really good when i saw your photo. It's like a dejavu of an old good memory . :)

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Ebie said...

And the sun is nestled right in the palm of the hand! Great capture!

NatureFootstep said...

a very nice shot. rom burning yellow to misty blue. :)

Arija said...

What a glorious sunset. I know there has been one every day since the world began but I could never tire of them or sunrises either.

anjoe playhouse said...

It's worth spending some time to get such a great photo ;-)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Absolutely stunning sunset.

VioletSky said...

definitely worth the drive to the high spot.

Luna Miranda said...

sunset chaser--that is wonderful! no wonder you never miss to capture a beautiful sunset like this one.

Rimkogeren said...

Thanks for your comment :-)
Just wonderful.

JM said...

Just beautiful!

Pearl Maple said...

Truely magical view, happy Sky Watching.

Cute blog button you have too, did you make that yourself?

Ann said...

Your Canadian fields are so vast, you must have had a long drive.

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nice shot
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Mary Howell Cromer said...

Dreamy SkyWatch photo, beautiful sunset~

Francisca said...

Your effort is our gift. Lovely, EG.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful sky!

Michelle said...

How breath taking. Your shots are always so inspiring.

jewwishes said...

This is stunning, such a wonderful nature capture of light...a moment of beauty.

Kaori said...

Looks like a catcher's mit! Breath taking sunset :D

Alexander said...

Lovely glow. :) I like it when it is nice and warm. Unlike Manchester, UK it is always raining :(

Have a lovely weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Rob and Mandy said...

Magnificent

Tara R. said...

Amazing capture!

Karine said...

What an amazing sunset and I love how you describe it too!

Karine said...

P.S.: I went to see the article about The Cathedral of the Transfiguration. It does look quite impressive, it's pretty nuts that they spent all that money on it and now don't use it, though!

Vita Stunder said...

Truly one of this weeks "hallelujah-moments" for me, EG!

Stunning!

Max-e said...

This is a beautiful shot.

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