Chasing the Sunset

I can see a lot of sky from my house, but even when I am home it’s hard to catch those tender sunrises or flaming sunsets at just the right moment. A couple of weeks ago I was driving home when the sun began to set. I had my camera with me and I knew I was too far away to get home in time to get an unobstructed view. I pulled over to the side of the road and took the best shot I could.

I hadn’t gone far when I realized the sunset was becoming even more beautiful so I stopped again.

This had to be the most beautiful fiery sunset I had seen in years. But all those trees!  I stopped for another shot.

I was racing home as fast as I could, except for those photo stops, and the sunset was also racing.

I was losing it. Literally and figuratively. No place to get a clear shot of the volcanic reds.

By the time I got home  –   and it didn’t take long  –  the race was over. Only the palest wash of pink left any hint of what had gone before.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Happy SWF.

  2. Maria W

    The trees gives the pictures even more characteristic I think. And thanks for the visit, I hope you get the privilige to visit Sweden and learn more about your Swedish heritage at some point in life.

  3. Pat

    Lisa – Happy Day to you!
    Maria – I do hope to visit Sweden, sooner than later.

  4. Karen

    Such a beautiful series of photos.

  5. Judy

    I love the trees against the vibrant colours of the sunset! I think they add depth and perspective!! Glad you could capture such a fiery sky!!!

  6. Genie

    Hi..It is Genie here and I want to thank you so much for your sweet comments about my firey sunset from the Eastern Shore. I am so happy you came over to visit. I think your shots are spectacular, too…especially the progression of the series. You almost got to that house-burning-down red. I cannot begin to tell you how shocked and awed I was to walk outside and see that sight. I love your blog and will be back. Please keep me on your list…..Genie

  7. Sweetbay

    That is a beautiful sunset, and they are always so fleeting.

  8. Pat

    Genie – I will indeed keep you on my list. Your photography is fantastic.
    Sweetbay – One of the benefits of being a gardener, we do stop to appreciate the ephemeral moments that occur every day.

  9. Betsy

    what beautiful skies! Thanks for the visit today!

  10. Barbara

    I love all the different views! and as always, you inspire me – I’ve seen too many sunrises and sunset that I haven’t taken the time to photograph and I love how you chased this one down.

  11. Bill

    Nice pics, I just love these winter sunsets!

  12. Pat

    Betsy, Barbara and Bill – Isn’t it nice to know the supply of these sunsets is endless?

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