Monday, July 27, 2009

Sundown in July

So many evenings people are indoors at sunset, busy with dinner or involved in some mundane activity. Also an urban environment with tall building often obstructs the view of the sun's final light show. Yet the sun fans out its color practically every evening for us to witness something magical and magnificent and with amazing variety.

A few weeks ago, my son and I were driving home in Bend, Oregon, when we observed the sun's breath visible in the western sky. We stopped at the edge of an old quarry and captured a few photos. What is left to say?

5 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Have you entered this in some photographic serenity contest? ;-) It's simply perfect and is resting my tired, urban eyes!

Jacob said...

It doesn't get any better than this, Lee! Not only is the sunset stunning, but the composition is framed so well that the photo wraps around one's mind!

Superb!

tapirgal said...

Well said by ciel and Jacob . . . the framing is unique and the colors with the bright orange around the cloud are spectacular. Another big winner!

Small City Scenes said...

Yeah the sunsets have been exceptional here too. I usually drive down the hill and over to Starbird road above the Freeway and can see hills and Skagit Bay and the sun dropping down. It sets late still although you can tell the days are already getting shorter. The sun sets around 9:10 or so. I love the golden orangish colors.

Rose said...

This is a gorgeous sunset!