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Friday, 15 December 2017

Western sky at sunset

We walked westward on the trail towards the sunset. Behind us, the blue above deepened and the water was illumined by the moon. Ahead, a band of cloud changed colour before our eyes.




The natural beauty of deciduous trees was an important aspect of these moments. 





Every twig and branch is visible in silhouette, 





the angles and curves reaching out from the trunk which stretches toward the heavens. 





The coniferous trees provide a barrier by comparison.




The colour developed as the sun sank below the horizon. It started as a pale pink hue which deepened and expanded within minutes as we wended our way west. Before long, a wide band of various colours stretched across the western sky. 




The sea reflected the colour along the shoreline 




while the trees stood their silent vigil for the hued scene.





In silence, we watched the dance of colour unfold before us 




as the eastern sky behind us became darker and darker.


We turned for home. By now the sky ahead was deep blue, the path lit for residents who walk this place at night. We are lucky to be among that group.




37 comments:

  1. Stunningly beautiful Marie. Do you walk everyday and has photography long been a hobby of yours or is this something you picked up recently?

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    1. Thanks Linda. I walk as much as my back and limbs will allow. If I walk every day for a week, it will result in weeks of not being able to move beyond basic life. I was capable of 10 miles a day but those days are gone.

      My husband had an interest in photography all of his life but I am new to the scene. I really enjoy it now and I can move at a slower pace which is all I can manage these days. I am a point and shoot person though, nothing fancy in terms of camera settings.

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  2. Stunning! Just simply beautiful. Thank you! :-)

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  3. Incroyable series of images Marie. The morning and evening skies are a wondrous thing to see as they go through their colour changes ✨

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    1. Thank you, PDP. Sunrise and sunset skies change so rapidly too. It’s a good thing in the bitter cold.

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  4. A fantastic blaze of colour, beautifully photographed.

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    1. Thank you, John. You have taken some great photos recently too.

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  5. Great photos, but then I love sunset photos. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Sunset is an inspiring time of day for me, Diane.

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  6. Great photos, but then I love sunset shots. Hope all is well Diane

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  7. Lovely photos, as usual. I am attracted to twigs and branches on bare trees, too. And, I have a picture of snow laden spruce branches I am admiring and thinking of using.

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    1. The bare branches are a testament of strength to me, Joanne. You have it in spades.

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  8. Some nice shades in some of those photos.

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  9. Thank you so much for this gift.

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  10. gorgeous, what a show!!! you captured it beautifully!!!

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  11. Stunning beauty and lovely colours. It's so nice that you can walk to see the sky display all its glory as it fades away for the evening.
    Great photos!!!

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  12. Ahhhh.
    Those fleeting moments so beautifully captured. Love the lacy filigree of deciduous trees.
    Thank you so much.

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  13. We stop and remember to breathe during these times.

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  14. I love to watch the colors of the rising sun but there is nothing so beautiful as a setting sun. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I’m not a morning person so I see few sunrises.

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  15. Oh,those photos are beautiful. It is wonderful when sky is glowing!
    Enjoy your Sunday,Marie.

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    1. Thank you, Tomoko. The colours at sunset can be glorious for sure.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    One of these days I will get up earlier and go down to the lakeshore to photograph the sunrise. I have not done this for over a year. Today it would have been a good day ... sunrise at 7.38... except it is very cloudy.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    : )

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  17. I hope to go to the harbour here some morning soon, Catarina. The late sunrises are good for that at least.

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  18. Those last two sunset photos are particularly spectacular!

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  19. What a beautiful evening walk Marie! To enjoy the colors on the horizon as the sun dips and sways its goodbyes for the evening! The last picture of the sunset with the silhouette of the trees and shoreline is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. It was a spectacular sunset!

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