Sunday, September 16, 2012

Moments in the sun(set)

[perhaps the prayers of many were answered last night - we got some much-needed rain]

The sky looked promising today with what appeared to be moisture-laden clouds. However, other than a bit of verge, they didn't release their contents on us. But they did provide the backdrop for a wonderful sunset - for which we are also thankful.

This cloud was headed east, illuminated by the late afternoon sun



Shadows lengthen as the golden hour approaches



Won't be long before the sun disappears over the horizon



Clouds to the east bask in the last light of the day



While in the west the sun's light has almost been extinguished



However, the best was yet to come



It still had to proclaim its creator's glory before the day was done



And then it bid adieu to us and bonjour to people in the west



As dark clouds started to obscure the last colour to the east



25 comments:

Cloudy said...

Wahrlich traumhafte Momente in und mit der Sonne, großartige Aufnahmen...

Servus
CL

Lasse said...

Wonderful post Rick ! Both dramatic and beautiful.

Tiago Braga said...

the number 3 its my favourite, great photos

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots!

Fábio Martins said...

Gorgeus sky regists

Saz said...

Such gorgeous shots of the sky Rick. It looks absolutely stunning there. (:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All praise and Glory to the One who alone can paint such beauty. Thanks to you for capturing it and then sharing the pictures.

Rosemary said...

The progression of the sky's changes in your photos is awesome. Can't help but feel small and insignificant when you see a sky like that!

S. Etole said...

It's fascinating how the colors change as the sun sets.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful series of photos. I find sunsets so amazing and every one is different. I always look to the east as well to see the reflection on the sky there. We had a severe thunder storm yesterday about 4:00 for over an hour. It sure rained hard! Today is sunny and a whole lot cooler. Have a great week. Blessings. Pamela

teca said...

Beautifully dramatic images... I hope the rain will fall there...

Affectionate beijos with a big warm hug.
Love.

Michelle said...

They really provided some great photos Rick.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Beautiful sunset, Rick. I love sunsets. Do I see autumn colors already? Or is that caused by the light of the sunset? Too bad that you got no rain. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Have a nice day. Greetings, Joke

Lúcia said...

Beautiful colourful sky!
Er are still waiting for some rain arund here. ;-)

Lea said...

Those clouds indeed helped create such a glorious sunset! Nice photos! :)

Cheri said...

Truly beautiful shots! So glad you got some rain.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh yea these are the very best. Love the color He's working with for you (and us) this evening.

Wonderful hugs Dagmar

klea said...

wow, wonderful ! love all these images !

Marty said...

des images magnifiques, des ciels de feu et des couleurs magiques !
c'est déjà l'automne et c'est beau !
c'est nice de passer chez toi and share all these beauties !
happy days Rick and first bisous d'automne !

Scott said...

Wow, beautiful. So glad you got some of that rain you need so badly.

joyce said...

Aren't autumn sunsets beautiful??

darlin said...

Rick thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the sunset through your lens. The actual setting of the sun is so beautiful, you've done a magnificent job of capturing it once again!

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Leslie said...

gorgeous cloudscapes (and glad you're finally getting that much needed rain!)

Susan said...

Love your photos. Sunsets are one of my absolute favorite things to capture, especially in the fall and winter seasons (I devoted a whole gallery to sunsets this past winter: http://sjames.zenfolio.com/wintersunset).
I can't get enough of sky scenes...I like to think of them as God's canvases for us to enjoy.
~Susan

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad you finally got some rain!
What a wonderful show the sky gave you, and you have captured it so beautifully.