Monday, October 11, 2010

(Day 284) (Not) just another sunset

No, I'm not doing a repeat of Sunset Sunday. I was walking through the field on the west side of our property while on a little photo shoot, with Sasha as company (she never complains when I dawdle). I had already captured some brilliant red sumacs in the setting sun when I walked over to the split cedar rail fence that surrounds our land to watch the sun disappear beyond the neighbour's field. As I approached it I thought it might make a suitable subject in the late day glow. This fence has certainly seen many decades of sunsets !

(10-22mm  f5  1/100 sec  ISO200)

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the light and the setting is so very pretty.The flare adds to this one. Have to love the country . I sure do.
I will be away for awhile.
Have a great week.

Lisa said...

I did some sunsets at the lake this summer and the lens flares were unreal. I could not belive how big they were .My photos turn out awful even with a UV protector.

marty said...

hello my bilingual friend !! voilà un
magnifique coucher de soleil et cette barrière
vieillie par le temps qui passe pourrait nous raconter bien des histoires ...
très belle photo ! ici le jour se lève et je
t'envoie plein de bisous !

jasmin said...

lieber Rick and the only way they fit together, sunset and fence, as it was created, the same fair as the sun, original, and shows us his life-is, without deleted obtained in dignity,herzliche Grüße von Jasmin

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

lovely composition!! regards!

Mamuchi said...

wonderful

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you for your kind words Lisa. I think we both share a love of the country ! Your photography is always stunning - you should post some sunsets at the lake.

Enjoy your time away and have fun at the anniversary !

Rick said...

@marty - bonjour marty ! Merci beaucoup for your nice comment. I'm sure that fence knows a lot of stories which we will have to imagine when we sit near it.

I hope your day is going well - it certainly looks like it judging by the photos you posted today ! Bisous from this side of the large pond !

Dawn said...

Ok...I had to come over and look.
(Thanks for your comment by the way- that must have been Quite the move away from the mountains...I was just thinking when I was surrounded by them- I don't know if I could ever leave here. It's neat you used to live right by the same mountains!!)
I am sure you see your share of incredible beauty out east now...and by the looks of your blog here...you find it in incredible places and capture it in amazing ways!
Thanks for coming by.
Have got to add you to my blogroll so I can see your shot for the day... everyday:)

Have a wonderful day!

MJ said...

Hi my name is MJ...My mom is a regular blogger. i was just blogging through when i came across yours. I am a senior and i'm doing my senior project on photography technique using both digital photography and photosensitive papers with a camera obscura. I'd love to use some of your pictures for the amateur piece of my presentation. Please e-mail me at Jamj02@yahoo.com to let me know if i have your permission to use your photos.
Thanks!
MJ

imac said...

I see what you mean about that fence Rick, its sure is a real beauty, and that sunset, just makes it a perfect shot my friend.

Rick said...

@jasmin - danke jasmin; that fence looks even more beautiful today, having aged gracefully, than when it was built, IMHO. Viele Grüße aus Canada !

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thank you Costea !

Rick said...

@Mamuchi - gracias Maria !

Rick said...

@Dawn - thanks for coming over to comment, and to follow. Yes, it was a difficult move after 15 years and I can still feel somewhat homesick when I see those beautiful mountains - I need to plan a trip back there soon.

I believe each place has its beauty and we can find it if we're looking for it. Thank you for your kind words Dawn. I hope your week is a good one !

Rick said...

@imac - thank you mac - sometimes the best scenes are right near home ;-)