Monday, April 12, 2010

(Day 102) The day Thou gavest ...

It had all the appearances of one of those glorious summer days, slowly drifting through twilight into the calm darkness of night. Had it not been for the somewhat brisk temperature you could easily mistake these photos for capturing that scenario - the soft light of the setting sun creating a dreamy sepia, the last light reflecting off the trees, and the sun sinking down behind the horizon.

So far (never say never - who would have thought images would one day be captured without film ?), imaging technology doesn't capture temperature as our hands do. In order to have a true experience then, place your hands in a bucket of cold water as you view these shots.

(all shots taken with 18-55mm  @f11  at various shutter speeds  ISO200)































20 comments:

darlin said...

These photos are amazing Rick. It has been cold here as well. The sun is deceitful at times, it looks so warm out and the second I walk out the doors I get that spring time chill. At least I noticed today that almost all of the ice is gone from the river, that's a positive sign.

Katherine said...

What sensational photos Rick! I wish I could have been there to experience that with my own eyes. What a glorious day thou was! After the glorious weather we have had all weekend,,today has been Blah! All overcast & gloomy!

Raspashoj said...

Great photos Rick.
I love the third one.

Lisa said...

Wonderful captures Rick. They make me want to get out the canoe.

cata said...

Theses photos are really good, they give me peace of mind. I like the reflection on the water.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you. We got a little spoiled a little while ago and now we're back to more spring-like temps - cool at night and 'warmish' (10-13C) during the day.

Rick said...

@Katherine - we had a glorious Easter weekend (28-30C !) but cooler now, still lots of sun - which sure beats Blah :) Thanks for your comments.

Rick said...

@Raspashoj - thanks for dropping by, and your comments.

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you; conditions were perfect for a canoe glide.

Rick said...

@cata - thank you. It was very peaceful out there - not another soul around, just Sasha and me enjoying the end of the day.

HBFG said...

I love the one where the sun is setting, what a nice feel!
:)

Karen said...

Well, that last sentence jolted me into reality. So very true... what we perceive to be true often isn't! A good photographer has the ability to portray a scene exactly as it was, or alter the reality in oh so many ways that the viewer does not realize. Very beautiful images Rick!!

Chad said...

Rick your sunset photos have a moody atmosphere about them.I'm in an area where we have great sunsets,and I know there can never be too many.I always enjoy your photos.

S. Etole said...

I like the softness you have conveyed ... like a gentle warmth in spite of the cold

Rick said...

@HBFG - it was one of those magical moments you didn't really want to end.

Rick said...

@Karen - thank you. I felt the chill while shooting (well actually I was quite engrossed and didn't feel chilled till after) but I noticed that the scenes could be interpreted quite differently once I'd loaded them. Thanks for dropping by - I'll come visit soon.

Rick said...

@Chad - thank you. I try not to do too many sunsets (is that possible ??) but when the opportunity is there I can't resist.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan. They struck me as warm too - and then I had to add a dose of reality :)

POD said...

Beautiful photos, Rick. Amazing.

Rick said...

@POD - thank you; all I had to do was show up - the rest was already done! :)