Thursday, June 18, 2009

Evening Comfort


If there are late afternoon clouds in Bend, Oregon, I can count on seeing some amazing sunsets from the top of the butte near my house. Usually, when reviewing such pictures, it is often asked whether the camera, by its setting, manipulated the color. It is easy to get amazingly beautiful pictures, but not all are necessarily a true reflection of what the eye saw. I chose this picture, for Skywatch Friday, from the several I snapped today, because I felt it was the most accurate representation of the scene, but certainly not the most dramatic. Framed by some lodgepole pines, the serenity of dusk over the high desert is revealed through a harmonious blend of color. This view creates a pleasing sensation and a majestic fabric to carry feelings and imagination off to points beyond. It gives me pleasure to share this experience with you.

13 comments:

J Bar said...

Brilliant skywatch. Wonderful colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

tapirgal said...

That is absolutely stunning.

Monica said...

Beautiful colors and I love your view!

SquirrelQueen said...

The colors are beautiful, great photo.

Guy D said...

Such a peaceful scene, beautiful.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

This really is an amazing image and I do love a purple haze.

Small City Scenes said...

The skies have been absolutely gorgeous the past few days, oh heck, the past couple weeks. Your picture is stunning. MB

Regina said...

so good with all the colors in it.

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful! Have a great weekend!

Prospero said...

It is a beautiful, comforting sky.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I wish I had this view...so lovely. Have a nice weekend and happy skywatching.cheers.

Dave Coulter said...

Very cool! Happy SWF

Karen said...

Beautiful photo, Lee !! I really like the colours of the sunset and the way they are framed by the dark silouhettes of the trees..

Something weird is going on. When I clicked on you blog last night, I could see either of your photos. this morning I can see the one at the top, but not the bottom one..