Sunday, June 26, 2011

15 minutes of ethereal glory

I find it fascinating to watch the metamorphosis that takes place at the setting of the sun. The changes in the lighting, the clouds, the colours, and the reflections occur literally by the minute. The ones posted below were made over a period of 15 minutes. Our Creator saw fit to paint a glorious end to the day. No two are alike, and if you miss today's, He provides another tomorrow for our enjoyment, until the arrival of THE glorious day.

(all shots made with a 18-55mm lens at f5.6 or f8.0, shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/800 sec, ISO200)








33 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful colors, Rick! WOW!

teca said...

Whew! Marvelous!
I'll sleep in a while... certainly more light... floating! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful time! The music came really agree!
Have a nice week again, again, again.
Lots of beijos, warm hug and love, much love!
Thank you, honey!

Farmchick said...

I love photographs of the sky. Always changing and just full of colors.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looking at gorgeous scenes like this,what else can one do,but praise God.AMAZING!!

Lea said...

Well-captured, Rick. Btw, I'm a fan of Casting Crowns. I especially love the song "Who Am I".

"..if you miss today's, He provides another tomorrow for our enjoyment, until the arrival of THE glorious day." --very well versed.

It's so great to be back. Wonderful post, as always and I'll look forward for more :-)

Katherine said...

Hi Rick.. you're a man after my own heart. These photos are absolutely beautiful.. I just love the sky & it's ever changing beauty. Thanks for sharing .. I actually have some photos on my blog at the moment of the clouds in the setting sun. Not as good as yours but they were beautiful skies too.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Wonderful fifteen minutes :)

imac said...

From froggy,to buildings and hotel to these fab sunsets my friend.
Magic posts as always.

Leslie said...

the heavens declare His glory... and sometimes, we get the privlege of recording it with our cameras. win win situation!

Cicero Sings said...

Lovely. Great song too.

CarreraCaballo said...

Think of the science that lies behind those never ending divine paintings!

Greetz,


Joseph

Carolyn said...

Breathtaking! I may want to borrow a photo for my blog, if it's ok with you (with credit to you, of course). My camera covets yours!!

Soraia Brito said...

Thank you so much for your comments :D

I love this photos! Beautiful :D

Saz said...

Wow Rick! Those photo's are so glorious! I love watching the sun setting, it's so lovely. Always a great way to end the day. And the best bit is, it sets out the back, where my bedroom window faces, so I get to watch it. When it's not cloudy that is.. Haha.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wonderful, Rick. Was this right before or after a storm?

And fyi -- the flowers in the pop can are wild prairie roses. :)

S. Etole said...

What extraordinary colors ... He paints the sky so majestically.

Dawn said...

Awesome sky captures. Whenever I look up - it takes my mind to what lies beyond. And things yet to come. You captured it perfectly....

pumpkydine said...

Beautiful pictures with beautiful comments ending with a beautiful song. Glorius day indeed!

Jeanne Klaver said...

A perfect start to the day. I will return to the post again and again.

darlin said...

Rick these are extremely beautiful photos as usual, I see you saved the best one for last, in my opinion. Enjoy your week!

flutietootie said...

You did a great job capturing the changes in the sky. The color are really interesting. No two sun rises or sunsets are the same. They each bring a uniqueness to it. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Rick said...

Thank you, Carolyn !

Thank you very much teca ! I`m always amazed at the beauty we can find in our own backyards ! I`m so glad you enjoyed this - I send you beijos and wishes for a lovely week !

Thanks Farmchick - I totally agree - always another surprise and never a dull moment !

Our God is an awesome God Ruth !

Rick said...

Nice to see you back, Lea ! I'm glad to read you're also a fan. Thank you for your visit and kind comments - hope to hear from you again.

Hi Katherine - thank you for your always kind words. I shall be off to see your post shortly (which I'm sure will be beautiful !).

Obrigado Fábio !

Thanks for checking those posts out, Stewart - reminds me that I also have some catching up to do !

Rick said...

So true Leslie - nothing for us to do but point and shoot !

Glad you enjoyed the song too, Eileen !

Ah yes, Joseph, and then I think of the divine that lies behind the science ! Have an awesome Wednesday !

Thanks for visiting Carolyn, and your comments. Please go ahead and 'borrow'

Rick said...

You're very welcome, Soraia, and thank you too !

Hi Saz - another sunset lover ;-) Then you're lucky to have the sun set right outside your bedroom - we have the same out the back of our house - along with an unobstructed view. Thank you !

Thank you, Nancy - no, there weren't any storms - just amazing cloud formations. Thanks for the heads up on the flowers (I should have recognized them since we used to have lots when we lived in Alberta !).

Thanks Susan - ours is just to enjoy and capture - with our minds and cameras.

Al B said...

Been a Casting Crowns fan for years. Thanks for adding the visuals!

Rick said...

Thank you Dawn. I have moments like that with sunsets too, and seeing the stars in the Milky Way late at night. Imponderable.

Awesome isn't it Randy ! Thanks for your nice comment.

I always appreciate your visits and kind words, Jeanne !

Thanks so much Darlene ! Actually He saved the best for last - that`s the order they appeared in ;-)

@flutietootie - thank you for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. Hope to hear from you again ;-)

magda said...

Your photos are magical, Rick!!!!
Wonderful colors and wonderful video clips!
a hug

mariiana capela fotografia said...

very nice work! :D

Rick said...

Thank you very much Magda !

Obrigado Mariiana !

Rick said...

Hi Al - almost missed your comment here (but had seen it in my email). Yes - fantastic group, and I only captured the visuals; created by divine edict.

Hanni said...

The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands...beautiful photos!

Cally said...

Beautiful. I too love a good sky. I've got a post somewhere on my blog where I took photo's of the sky in four directions over 5 minutes and the changes were amazing.