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Posts Tagged ‘sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

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“For this week’s photo challenge, share your favorite photos of a sunrise or a sunset”

I am going to be restrained here and just post a few images. First sunrises

Dawn
At the end of the Panama Canal Cruise

Rosy Dawn

From an upper window of my then house in Richmond in 2011

Then sunsets – many more of those to choose from as our current home has west facing windows

Pretty Sky

Sundown with Crepuscular rays

There is an album of my sunrise and sunset images on Flickr 

All of these images are as taken with no special effects or filters added.

And if you like the ones with crepuscular rays there’s a Flickr group for that that I administer with contributions from many lucky photographers.

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March 28, 2018 at 9:25 am

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

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I am late to the field this week – and I missed the previous one altogether. I have been busy on flickr posting the pictures I took on my trip to Chicago. These images come from the flight home and after I posted them I realised they made a story.

For this week’s challenge, do some visual storytelling with your photography.

From the 'plane window

I try to get a window seat. I don’t always get good pictures. This one was driven by a recent viewing of a painting by Georgia O’Keefe at the Art Institute. This is leaving Chicagoland.

From the 'plane window

Since the plane was flying westward, we saw the sunset for a prolonged period. The autofocus was having a terrible time but one or two shots proved worthwhile.

From the 'plane window

To get a decent sunset, you need clouds. Being on top of them is a different perspective.

From the 'plane window

The sun is now near the horizon but is only visible through the cloud

From the 'plane window

And then the sun was below the horizon, and we were getting close to Vancouver.

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March 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

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evanescent = any fleeting moment in time

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I used to do more sunset pictures than I do now. That’s because the longer we live here, the taller the trees around us are – and the less of a sunset I see. But these moments of clouds underlit by red light after the sun has gone down behind the hills of the Islands are indeed fleeting. In order to catch them I have to have a camera to hand – and stop whatever I am doing. I don’t sit gazing out of the window very much, especially in the early evening. But when the light changes, if there’s a glimpse of a red cloud, I drop what I am doing and try to find a clean space of window without a bug screen in front of it. Before the light fades.

This one was fairly recent, but it only got put into the MacBook last night when I was uploading the pictures of a day out. I was going to look for something “evanescent” in them, but this is better I think.

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May 24, 2017 at 9:46 am