Friday, February 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday: A Winter Sunset



This shot is SOOC, taken last Saturday from an upstairs window in my house.  It was such an amazing sunset -- I must have taken over 30 photos, and had a hard time choosing just one for this post.  I have to thank my husband for alerting me to this photo opportunity.  Very often, he is the one who calls me to ask "Are you taking pictures of the sunset?"  :)

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33 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

Thank goodness he called you in; just beautiful. Wonderful photo.

Ana said...

It so lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.

Kallen305 said...

Such a stunning photo! If I had a sun rise as beautiful as the every morning when I woke up I would be an early bird just to see that beauty!

Tranquility said...

That is a beautiful sunset - and such interesting clouds too!

Guy D said...

Magnificent shot, its outstanding. Also props on your header photo, its awesome.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bwahahaha! I LOVE your words, Mary. Your husband sounds a LOT like mine. ;-)

Beautiful sunset and that's for sure.

By the way, I downloaded the file you suggested but when I tried to open it, it said I couldn't. I'm missing something to do with a CPU. Oh well, my computer is three years old so still back in the dark ages. (How did it get so old so fast?)

Louise said...

You gotta love it when the family is making sure we're getting the great sky pictures! Your husband knows his stuff! Glad you captured this gem.

Photo Cache said...

simply lovely.

Donna said...

Really Pretty!

Dewdrop said...

Sign up hubby for Sky watch. He sound like he is in tune with the sky above. Gorgeous shot! What a view from your window!!!!

John said...

This is absolutely an amazing sunset, Mary!

Have a nice weekend.

RuneK said...

Truly beautiful photo! Happy weekend and SkyWatch :o)

RuneE said...

He should call more often :-)

Kathy said...

What a really neat looking shot. Only thing I can see from my window is the tree in the front yard. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. =)

Carletta said...

Lovely shot! I'd say the window was placed in just the right spot.

Char said...

so beautiful!

texasdaisey said...

Wow! That is beautiful. You must be married to a romantic. Cool that he would scout photo ops for you.
Debbie

starnitesky said...

That was a sunset not to be missed! Beautiful.

Steve B said...

After all the ribbing I took for B and the crow picture, it is good to see that the shoe can be on the other foot.

Nice picture! : )

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a lovely sunset mary.
have a wonderful weekend.
erin

Babooshka said...

This is a stunner.

Country Girl said...

I like it when husbands remind us to do the things we love.

Delwyn said...

Hi Mary. I'm a photography philistine - what does SOOC stand for?

I love the way the sun tricks you into feeling warm until you see the bare trees and remember its still mid winter there.

Lew said...

The contrails and clouds add to the beauty of this sunset. Great photo!

Mary said...

Hi Delwyn,
I'm sorry! SOOC stands for Straight Out Of the Camera. I did not make any adjustments to color or contrast, etc.
Mary

Marcie said...

WOW! Stunning and very dramatic skyscape. Love the colors!

Judy said...

Clouds, contrails, all with the colours shading from that intense gold through to the dark smoky blue!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Wilson said...

So beautiful! This one and the photo below it have such dramatic clouds.

Deborah Godin said...

I just love the burnt smudginess of the darker clouds!

mountain.mama said...

Glorious shades of gold. Thanks to your hubby for getting you to grab the camera.

olivia said...

Stunning!!

Have a wonderful w/e ... :-)

AMIT said...

Just a beautiful picture from you.

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