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Sunset Series, 6

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 25 August 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the grand finale. Sometimes the very best colors happen a bit after the sun sinks below the Gulf horizon. That's when all kinds of extra leftover light gets caught up in the towering, drifting clouds, and starts painting its wild, colored palette across an eager canvas-sky.

Confession: I just ever so slightly brightened this (10%) and tweaked the contrast (only 20%) -- to better show the trees and hut roof.

Even so, my eyes have seen it. Now yours have, too. Sunset truly is a most magical time here in what the locals call "paradise". Hope you've enjoyed this little series.

NIKON D50 1/40 second F/8.0 28 mm

Shutterbug from Chennai, India

Phew! Stunning!

25 Aug 2007 5:45am

Soph from Enghien, Belgium

Wonderful sight on heaven! Great sky!

25 Aug 2007 7:02am

Inés from Namur, Belgium

Great sky !!!

25 Aug 2007 8:32am

Lorraine from Canada

How Thoroughly beautiful...I find that sometimes you have to 'tweak' the photo to be faithful to the reality, love this!

25 Aug 2007 9:38am

Evi from Athens, Greece

Amazing sky!

25 Aug 2007 10:18am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A superb capture to end this beautiful series, thank you for sharing these beautiful skys with us VF.
Have a great weekend :)

25 Aug 2007 10:43am

R from Nowhere and Everywhere, United States

FABULOUS !! love the hut and the tree really adds to this shot :o)

25 Aug 2007 10:53am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Thats wonderful, an imposing but beautiful sky that dwarfs the land beneath it

25 Aug 2007 11:35am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Hey everybody, I'll be gone a bit for much of the day, so I'll try to get my replies in to each one of you later on in the day/evening. If I'm slow in doing this, please know your visits and comments are always a blessing here. Have a wonderful Saturday, be safe and blessed. --VF

25 Aug 2007 11:39am

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Now that is some sunset!!!

25 Aug 2007 12:30pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Paradise indeed! It almost looks as if the cloud is about to consume the hut. Lovely colors and great mood in this.

25 Aug 2007 2:48pm

LuisRodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

Great shot!! Amazing sky!

25 Aug 2007 4:31pm

tyan from Singapore

thanks for sharing!this is a lovely series...helps us to slow down from life's fast pace by admiring nature.i love the silhouette of the hut and trees,very nicely done!:)

25 Aug 2007 4:53pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, Canada

Beautiful pastels in this one. The shelter brings an intersting element to it. I like it a lot.

25 Aug 2007 6:02pm

Walt from Scarborough, Canada

A lovely sunset!

25 Aug 2007 6:19pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Got in later than planned; so happy to find all these wonderful visits and comments; thanks to everyone. Will try to catch up and keep up better tomorrow. Blessings all!

26 Aug 2007 1:17am

Mandy from Johannesburg, South Africa

WOW VF, this is spectacular! How lucky we are to see God's glory illuminated like this on a daily basis! Great capture.

26 Aug 2007 10:52am

@Mandy: Thank you Mandy; we are even more than lucky -- we are blessed. I am very happy that you came by today. Blessings to you and your family.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Stunning Composition!

26 Aug 2007 1:12pm

@Jen: What can I say, Jen? You are such a great encourager and a good teacher of photography. Thanks for coming by.

Rabbit from Richmond, United States

Wonderful rolling clouds.

27 Aug 2007 2:16am

Dave Mac from Toronto, Canada

Nice! Margarita sipping scenery!

28 Aug 2007 3:11am

Mandy K from Alberton, South Africa

Wow truely magnificient we still have the best golden sunsets we are blessed that our clouds have a golden lining

14 Sep 2007 5:47am

Mandy K from Alberton, South Africa

Wow truely magnificient we still have the best golden sunsets we are blessed that our clouds have a golden lining

14 Sep 2007 5:48am

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