Thursday, July 31, 2008

SkyWatch: Shooting Backward




Eastern Sky at Sunset

A hot humid evening following a thunder shower produced the atmospheric conditions that made this image possible. Soon after the sunset the eastern sky acquired a beautiful muted glow combining blues and reds with many shades between the two extremes.

Don’t forget to check the eastern sky during a spectacular sunset, on occasion it will equal or surpass the main event.

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28 comments:

Lori said...

It looks like the rays are reaching out to you. That is truly lovely, Salty!

DeeMom said...

Stunning

Greyscale Territory said...

Moody pink rays seem to burst from the mounatin top! lovely!

babooshka said...

Pretty in pink with a blue overlay. Lovely.

Jim said...

Now, THAT, is great post-sunset color and Alpenglow to boot! I'll bet the scene was just awesome. Very nice photo. That's been my experience with alpenglow as well--more pastel and muted colors, but beautiful none the less.

I need your help, Salty. I'm having a "Name the Newt" contest on my web site for the opportunity to win my September Print of the Month.

I have a post about it on my blog here.

I'd appreciate your getting the word out since I'd like to see a blogger win (but I'm not even a judge in my own contest...)

Thanks, Jim

Leora said...

What a lovely sunset. I was thinking I should check the sky tonight; the next I knew, it was pitch black outside. Thank goodness for folks like you, who capture the beauty!

HFD60 said...

Great capture Salty.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love those pinks nice capture

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I recognize that scenery!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for skywatch!! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by. Happy weekend!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photo, Salty. We had something like that happen here yesterday. I got some photos of factories which stunned me. They are nice.

Shellmo said...

Your sunset is beautiful - it seems like no 2 sunsets are a like.

AphotoAday said...

Very subtle -- love it...
Hope you are enjoying a fine Sky Watch Friday...
Best regards, Don.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a beautiful photo,wonderful colours!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Beautiful colors in the sunset.

Mike said...

Gorgeous colors! Those rays are stellar.

Larry D said...

Great Photo! Excellent colors. Happy SWF!

imac said...

Just love that pink sky Salty

Tonjia said...

this scenery looks very familiary to me. I used to live in southcentral PA too, maybe we were neighbors! LOL

all I can say is beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!

esnorway said...

great shoot have nice weekend

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely! It pays to turn around. Nice Sky Watch.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello stranger... ha!.. great picture and great advise.. this happened on Wenesday evening just past.. the sunset was very good but turning round was a better shot and better colouring....

I'm doing the rounds now for Sky Watch but I will be back to catch up on all your posts.. I have missed out on a eck of a lot of my blog buddies sites but WILL be catching up this next week.

Tom

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Hi. My dog Reba and I both love your photo! The delicate, pastel colors are gorgeous!

We have both posted our 1st SWF posts. You will find them here:

Alice at: I Was Born2Cree8
My 1st SWF post is here: Sky Watch Friday

Reba’s dog blog: Reba’s Run
Reba’s 1st SWF post here: Sky Watch Friday

Kerri said...

Beautiful!

Torsdag said...

Stunning, great colours

Catherine said...

A stunning sky~watch capture Salty!
Beautiful hued sky!
Have a great week!
And, Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Louise said...

Storms have such a way of leaving beautiful skies in their wakes. Nice photo.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Oh, what a lovely scene! And, good advice about looking eastward at sunset time.